October 26, 2021
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Arms buildup between two Koreas heightens risk of conventional and nuclear war

Arms buildup between two Koreas heightens risk of conventional and nuclear war

In-depth review of military capabilities on the peninsula underscores obstacles to peace and catastrophic costs of war

Arms buildup between two Koreas heightens risk of conventional and nuclear war
James M. MinnichJames M. Minnich October 25, 2021
Naughty or nice? How North Korea can change the game up to Christmas and beyond

Naughty or nice? How North Korea can change the game up to Christmas and beyond

Moon's term in office may end in Olympic and summit glory, but Kim could spoil it all with more and bigger missile tests

Naughty or nice? How North Korea can change the game up to Christmas and beyond
James FretwellJames Fretwell October 5, 2021
Have your cake and eat it too: North Korea combines talks and ‘provocations’

Have your cake and eat it too: North Korea combines talks and ‘provocations’

DPRK to dangle opportunities for peace while continuing weapons tests in effort to push Seoul in the direction it wants

Have your cake and eat it too: North Korea combines talks and ‘provocations’
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim October 4, 2021
North Korea in September 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

North Korea in September 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from September 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021

North Korea in September 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK ProNK Pro October 1, 2021
North Korea’s new hypersonic missile and its likely implications

North Korea’s new hypersonic missile and its likely implications

Ampulized missiles, if widely deployed, would represent a significant upgrade to North Korea's weapon arsenal

North Korea’s new hypersonic missile and its likely implications
Ankit PandaAnkit Panda October 1, 2021
Timeline: From North and South Korean missile tests to offer to resume hotlines

Timeline: From North and South Korean missile tests to offer to resume hotlines

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from September 1 to September 30

Timeline: From North and South Korean missile tests to offer to resume hotlines
NK ProNK Pro October 1, 2021
Flip-flop: Why Kim Jong Un wants to reactivate the inter-Korean hotlines

Flip-flop: Why Kim Jong Un wants to reactivate the inter-Korean hotlines

U-turn on communication channels allows North Korea to test US and ROK approach, while appearing as a responsible actor

Flip-flop: Why Kim Jong Un wants to reactivate the inter-Korean hotlines
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll September 30, 2021
South Korea’s defense build-up and the desire for greater self-sufficiency

South Korea’s defense build-up and the desire for greater self-sufficiency

Seoul's rising status has brought new challenges beyond North Korea, as its growing cooperation with Australia shows

South Korea’s defense build-up and the desire for greater self-sufficiency
Peter LeePeter Lee September 30, 2021
With foreign minister’s visit, China seeks to coax Seoul away from US

With foreign minister’s visit, China seeks to coax Seoul away from US

Beijing may dangle its leverage with North Korea as it aims to influence ROK policy ahead of presidential election

With foreign minister’s visit, China seeks to coax Seoul away from US
Anthony V. RinnaAnthony V. Rinna September 22, 2021
Biden, along with Tokyo and Seoul, should propose liaison offices to Pyongyang

Biden, along with Tokyo and Seoul, should propose liaison offices to Pyongyang

A trilateral offer would show the allies' will for diplomacy and mark a departure from previous US policy

Biden, along with Tokyo and Seoul, should propose liaison offices to Pyongyang
Thomas SchäferThomas Schäfer September 22, 2021
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