May 20, 2024

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

John G. Grisafi

John G. Grisafi

John G. Grisafi is an analyst and Korean linguist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Having previously worked as an analyst for the United States Army in South Korea and studied Korean at the Defense Language Institute, he is now majoring in East Asian Languages & Civilization and History at the University of Pennsylvania.

News

N.Korean diplomat Kang Sok Ju dies of cancer

Kang served as senior diplomat in Workers' Party of Korea, negotiated 1994 Agreed Framework

John G. GrisafiJohn G. GrisafiMay 20, 2016
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North Korea appoints new Foreign Minister

Pyongyang’s leading man on Six Party Talks becomes chief of foreign affairs

John G. GrisafiJohn G. GrisafiMay 16, 2016
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N. Korea test fires Musudan missile off east coast

First known test of BM-25 assessed to be failure by South Korean military

John G. GrisafiJohn G. GrisafiApril 14, 2016
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Officer from North Korean spy agency defects to South

RGB senior colonel reportedly worked in operations against South Korea, says MND

John G. GrisafiJohn G. GrisafiApril 11, 2016
Analysis

Kim Jong Un’s emphasis on military peaks in March

Focus on military affairs likely part of attempt to demonstrate credible capability

John G. GrisafiJohn G. GrisafiApril 10, 2016
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North Korea conducts successful ICBM engine test – KCNA

Kim Jong Un claims ability to launch nuclear strike against United States mainland

John G. GrisafiJohn G. GrisafiApril 8, 2016
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N.Korea can mount nukes on mid-range missiles – S.Korea

Ability to mount miniaturized nuclear device would bolster credible deterrent

John G. GrisafiJohn G. GrisafiApril 6, 2016
News

N. Korean militia units fighting in Syria – opposition delegate

Presence of militia units latest in many suspicions of North Korean support for Al-Assad

John G. GrisafiJohn G. GrisafiMarch 23, 2016
News

U.S. Defense Secretary names next USFK commander

General Brooks experienced in Asia-Pacific, building readiness in region

John G. GrisafiJohn G. GrisafiMarch 21, 2016
Analysis

In February, leadership looks ahead to party congress

Kim focuses attention of satellite launch, military affairs, lead-up to Seventh Party Congress

John G. GrisafiJohn G. GrisafiMarch 9, 2016
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