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July 24, 2024
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Strange structure appears in Pyongyang as North Korea preps for military parade
Analysis

Strange structure appears in Pyongyang as North Korea preps for military parade

Installation near Arch of Triumph may be for staging new weapons, while firework tubes point to nighttime event

Strange structure appears in Pyongyang as North Korea preps for military parade
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko July 24, 2023
Book review: A new history reconsiders Korea’s unending war with itself
Opinion

Book review: A new history reconsiders Korea’s unending war with itself

‘Korea at War’ traces roots of Korean War back to 19th century and debunks myths that North Korea and US still propagate

Book review: A new history reconsiders Korea’s unending war with itself
David TizzardDavid Tizzard July 24, 2023
North Korea fires ‘several’ cruise missiles toward west coast: JCS
News

North Korea fires ‘several’ cruise missiles toward west coast: JCS

Seoul detects multiple projectiles hours after USS Kentucky reportedly departs Busan port

North Korea fires ‘several’ cruise missiles toward west coast: JCS
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Jeongmin Kim July 22, 2023
US sanctions North Korean for facilitating arms sales to Russia’s Wagner Group
News

US sanctions North Korean for facilitating arms sales to Russia’s Wagner Group

Designation of Rim Yong Hyok comes after Washington accused DPRK of shipping munitions to paramilitary group last year

US sanctions North Korean for facilitating arms sales to Russia’s Wagner Group
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin July 21, 2023
North Korea warns US nuke deployment to South could trigger preemptive strike
News

North Korea warns US nuke deployment to South could trigger preemptive strike

DPRK defense minister calls US nuclear missile submarine’s visit to Busan this week a ‘dangerous’ step

North Korea warns US nuke deployment to South could trigger preemptive strike
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko July 20, 2023
Kim Yo Jong is barking at the US, but North Korea probably won’t bite
Columns

Kim Yo Jong is barking at the US, but North Korea probably won’t bite

Flurry of statements is likely an attempt at verbal deterrence, not a harbinger of violence or signal DPRK seeks talks

Kim Yo Jong is barking at the US, but North Korea probably won’t bite
Andrei LankovAndrei Lankov July 20, 2023
Why we should be wary of claims that North Korean satellite was a ‘paper doll’
Opinion

Why we should be wary of claims that North Korean satellite was a ‘paper doll’

Assessments of spy satellite lean into idea that DPRK launches are political theater, impeding ability to gauge threat

Why we should be wary of claims that North Korean satellite was a ‘paper doll’
Tay JeongTay Jeong July 20, 2023
The other American soldiers who defected to North Korea and came to regret it
Analysis

The other American soldiers who defected to North Korea and came to regret it

Past defectors fled punishment similar to recent border-crosser Travis King, and their fates may reflect on his

The other American soldiers who defected to North Korea and came to regret it
James FretwellJames Fretwell July 19, 2023
Yoon boards US nuke missile sub in Busan, repeats ‘end of regime’ threat to DPRK
News

Yoon boards US nuke missile sub in Busan, repeats ‘end of regime’ threat to DPRK

South Korean president calls submarine visit ‘reassuring’ as allies discuss nuclear contingencies aimed at North Korea

Yoon boards US nuke missile sub in Busan, repeats ‘end of regime’ threat to DPRK
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko July 19, 2023
US soldier who crossed to North Korea faced charges for assault, property damage
News

US soldier who crossed to North Korea faced charges for assault, property damage

ROK court records fill out profile of apparent defector Travis King, though his motivations and future remain unclear

US soldier who crossed to North Korea faced charges for assault, property damage
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim | Shreyas Reddy July 19, 2023