June 03, 2020

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Scott LaFoy

Scott LaFoy is a researcher focusing in satellite imagery in Washington, D.C. He is co-editor with Yong Kwon at the Rice & Iron Blog (http://nkfood.wordpress.com/), focusing his research in energy security and military/political affairs on the Korean Peninsula, with an emphasis on primary and declassified intelligence documentation and satellite imagery.

Analysis

North Korea’s test freeze pledge: reading between the lines

Many points of contention remain as Pyongyang prepares for two historic summits

Scott LaFoy April 22, 2018
Analysis

The Nuclear Posture Review: what it means for North Korea policy

The latest report offers an assessment of DPRK capabilities - and some clues on where U.S. deterrence could go

Scott LaFoy February 15, 2018
Analysis

Something old, something new, something borrowed, and Pukguksong-2: The Army Day Parade

North Korea shows off ICBMs, new tactical system, but no new TELs

Scott LaFoy February 8, 2018
Analysis

Ground forces to participate in upcoming N. Korean military parade: imagery

The view from above offers more details of what to expect on February 8

Scott LaFoy January 24, 2018
Analysis

Imagery analysis: North Korea’s upcoming February 8 parade

Infantry, vehicles, and other military seen drilling at Mirim Parade Training Ground

Scott LaFoy January 18, 2018
Analysis

What to make of renewed inter-Korean talks

Pyongyang and Seoul achieved an easy win early on, but more contentious discussions lie ahead

Fyodor Tertitskiy| Scott LaFoy January 10, 2018
Analysis

What to expect from North Korea’s strategic forces and munitions industry in 2018

The new year will likely be quieter than 2017, but Kim Jong Un still has plenty to prove

Scott LaFoy January 5, 2018
Analysis

UNSC Resolution 2397: What it means for North Korea

New measures are both "immediately harsh" and position UNSC for strict follow-on sanctions

Scott LaFoy December 24, 2017
Analysis

What Susan Thornton’s nomination means for East Asia diplomacy

The appointment brings a degree of stability back to the rocky ship of State

Scott LaFoy December 21, 2017
Analysis

President Moon goes to China: Three no’s, two freezes, and a seasonal opportunity?

President Moon's state visit to China could lead to improved relations with Beijing, possible halt in N. Korean missile testing

Scott LaFoy December 12, 2017
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