May 29, 2024
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Latest NK Pro analysis related to the DPRK

North Korea’s waste balloon barrage raises stakes for two Koreas
Analysis

North Korea’s waste balloon barrage raises stakes for two Koreas

DPRK is sending warning against leafleting and US-ROK drills, and Yoon’s response could determine if situation escalates

North Korea’s waste balloon barrage raises stakes for two Koreas
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll May 29, 2024
Failure to launch: Why North Korea’s satellite ambitions keep going up in flames
Analysis

Failure to launch: Why North Korea’s satellite ambitions keep going up in flames

Third failure in four tries underscores systematic problems in DPRK space program despite Russian help, experts say

Failure to launch: Why North Korea’s satellite ambitions keep going up in flames
Shreyas ReddyShreyas Reddy May 28, 2024
North Korea conducted multiple engine tests before latest failed rocket launch
Analysis

North Korea conducted multiple engine tests before latest failed rocket launch

Satellite imagery points to increased testing compared to last year, supporting Pyongyang’s claim it used new engine

North Korea conducted multiple engine tests before latest failed rocket launch
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko May 28, 2024
Trash talk: How North Korea could carry out its threat to spread ‘filth’ in ROK
Analysis

Trash talk: How North Korea could carry out its threat to spread ‘filth’ in ROK

DPRK has sent leaflets and even cigarette butts before and could do so again as it adopts tit-for-tat approach to Seoul

Trash talk: How North Korea could carry out its threat to spread ‘filth’ in ROK
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Lina Park May 27, 2024
Why state-of-the-art US missile defenses may not stop new North Korean threats
Analysis

Why state-of-the-art US missile defenses may not stop new North Korean threats

Washington is spending billions on more interceptors, but DPRK’s growing arsenal demands rethink of decades-old approach

Why state-of-the-art US missile defenses may not stop new North Korean threats
Ankit PandaAnkit Panda May 24, 2024
Why China wants North Korea and Russia’s help in gaining access to the sea
Analysis

Why China wants North Korea and Russia’s help in gaining access to the sea

Chinese ships' use of Tumen River could be overlooked area for trilateral cooperation, if the DPRK agrees to play along

Why China wants North Korea and Russia’s help in gaining access to the sea
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer May 24, 2024
North Korea’s rapid weapons plant construction betrays urgent production push
Analysis

North Korea’s rapid weapons plant construction betrays urgent production push

Kim Jong Un’s latest factory tour suggests even unfinished facility may be operational amid arms sales to Russia

North Korea’s rapid weapons plant construction betrays urgent production push
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko May 23, 2024
State media review: Kim Jong Un lays rose at grave of mentor who backed his rule
Analysis

State media review: Kim Jong Un lays rose at grave of mentor who backed his rule

An in-depth analysis of official’s death anniversary, criticism of US weapons in Gaza and a Russian delegation's arrival

State media review: Kim Jong Un lays rose at grave of mentor who backed his rule
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung May 23, 2024
How North Korean cybercrime has laid bare vulnerabilities in ROK defenses
Analysis

How North Korean cybercrime has laid bare vulnerabilities in ROK defenses

Experts say there’s no foolproof solution to evolving threats but underscore dangers of a complacent South Korean public

How North Korean cybercrime has laid bare vulnerabilities in ROK defenses
Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park | Shreyas Reddy May 22, 2024
Everything Moon Jae-in says about North Korea in his mammoth new memoir
Analysis

Everything Moon Jae-in says about North Korea in his mammoth new memoir

NK Pro translates key parts of former president’s book, from Kim Jong Un’s wish to visit border island to anger at US

Everything Moon Jae-in says about North Korea in his mammoth new memoir
Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park May 22, 2024
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