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Small state, grand strategy: North Korea’s policy plans for 2022 and beyond
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Small state, grand strategy: North Korea’s policy plans for 2022 and beyond

Despite an inward focus for this year, Pyongyang still eyes the big-picture goal of recognition as a nuclear state

Small state, grand strategy: North Korea’s policy plans for 2022 and beyond
Edward HowellEdward Howell January 21, 2022
China rejects US appeal for more sanctions following North Korean missile tests
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China rejects US appeal for more sanctions following North Korean missile tests

US seeks broader sanctions against DPRK after ballistic launches but lacks full support of UN Security Council

China rejects US appeal for more sanctions following North Korean missile tests
Chaewon ChungChaewon Chung January 21, 2022
Phoning it in: Expect another year of nothing from Biden on North Korea
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Phoning it in: Expect another year of nothing from Biden on North Korea

Dealing with Kim Jong Un is more difficult than ever, and the White House has shown little urgency on engaging Pyongyang

Phoning it in: Expect another year of nothing from Biden on North Korea
James FretwellJames Fretwell January 20, 2022
North Korea hints at ‘resuming’ long-range weapons tests after new US sanctions
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North Korea hints at ‘resuming’ long-range weapons tests after new US sanctions

Kim Jong Un to reconsider concessions made to US in denuclearization talks, says state media

North Korea hints at ‘resuming’ long-range weapons tests after new US sanctions
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko January 20, 2022
Missile tests, train shipments and redefection, oh my! – NKNews Podcast Ep. 218
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Missile tests, train shipments and redefection, oh my! – NKNews Podcast Ep. 218

The NK News team discusses the DPRK’s rapid series of missile launches, a dramatic border crossing and other recent news

Missile tests, train shipments and redefection, oh my! – NKNews Podcast Ep. 218
Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK News January 18, 2022
Yoon Suk-yeol doubles down on preemptive strike to stop North Korean attack
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Yoon Suk-yeol doubles down on preemptive strike to stop North Korean attack

Conservative presidential candidate says North Korea the ‘main enemy’ as opponents accuse him of anti-communist populism

Yoon Suk-yeol doubles down on preemptive strike to stop North Korean attack
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim January 17, 2022
North Korea risks angering China with missile launches ahead of Winter Olympics
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North Korea risks angering China with missile launches ahead of Winter Olympics

China’s looking for a PR win, and won’t appreciate Kim Jong Un stealing the spotlight in February

North Korea risks angering China with missile launches ahead of Winter Olympics
James FretwellJames Fretwell January 17, 2022
North Korea’s test of rail-based missiles continues emphasis on survivability
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North Korea’s test of rail-based missiles continues emphasis on survivability

Launch sites near Chinese border could be difficult to target, while still putting US military headquarters within range

North Korea’s test of rail-based missiles continues emphasis on survivability
Ankit PandaAnkit Panda January 15, 2022
China takes aim at US after new North Korea sanctions go into effect
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China takes aim at US after new North Korea sanctions go into effect

Chinese foreign ministry says Beijing opposes Washington’s 'unilateral sanctions,' advocates return to six-party talks

China takes aim at US after new North Korea sanctions go into effect
Chaewon ChungChaewon Chung January 14, 2022
‘No indication’ North Korea will denuclearize, says former UK envoy to Pyongyang
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‘No indication’ North Korea will denuclearize, says former UK envoy to Pyongyang

Alastair Morgan says signs point to DPRK continuing nuclear and long-range weapons development during pandemic

‘No indication’ North Korea will denuclearize, says former UK envoy to Pyongyang
Harry ClynchHarry Clynch January 13, 2022
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