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Information related to military issues in North and South Korea

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
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
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
South Korea’s new SLBMs are a signal to  North Korea and the United States

South Korea’s new SLBMs are a signal to North Korea and the United States

Whether new ballistic missiles go nuclear depends on credibility of US assurances and severity of future DPRK actions

South Korea’s new SLBMs are a signal to  North Korea and the United States
Michael CohenMichael Cohen September 21, 2021
The tangled fates of the Koreas and the UN: An NK Pro deep dive

The tangled fates of the Koreas and the UN: An NK Pro deep dive

NK Pro explores the UN’s pivotal role on the peninsula as North and South mark 30 years since becoming full UN members

The tangled fates of the Koreas and the UN: An NK Pro deep dive
James FretwellJames Fretwell September 17, 2021
Recap: All the guns, troops and spectacle at North Korea’s paramilitary parade

Recap: All the guns, troops and spectacle at North Korea’s paramilitary parade

NK Pro analyzes the weapons and pageantry on display in state media coverage

Recap: All the guns, troops and spectacle at North Korea’s paramilitary parade
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko September 17, 2021
Restart of Yongbyon reactor reflects North Korea’s need for fissile material

Restart of Yongbyon reactor reflects North Korea’s need for fissile material

Kim Jong Un seeks to modernize the DPRK’s nuclear weapons, a goal that benefits from resumed plutonium production

Restart of Yongbyon reactor reflects North Korea’s need for fissile material
Ankit PandaAnkit Panda September 8, 2021
North Korea in August 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

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

An analytical look at the main developments from August 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021

North Korea in August 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK ProNK Pro September 3, 2021
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