North Korea’s deeply flawed intel ops on the war in Ukraine
Pyongyang is keen to learn from the conflict, but ideological biases mean it’s likely to draw the wrong conclusions
Editor’s note: This article is the first in a two-part series on what North Korea has learned from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Russia’s “special military operation” in Ukraine enters its second year, and observers continue to draw military and geopolitical lessons from the conflict. The consensus is that the Russian military has vastly underperformed, while experts have also been busy analyzing advances in weapons systems like drones and the potential implications of the war for conflict in the Taiwan Strait.
North Korea is also paying close attention to the war, and as
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