November 30, 2022

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North Korea threatens ‘stronger’ military response to US-ROK-Japan cooperation

North Korea threatens ‘stronger’ military response to US-ROK-Japan cooperation

Foreign minister slams recent trilateral summit and US efforts to strengthen extended deterrence to its regional allies

North Korea threatens ‘stronger’ military response to US-ROK-Japan cooperation
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy November 17, 2022
Xi pledges to back Seoul’s denuclearization plan if North Korea on board: Seoul

Xi pledges to back Seoul’s denuclearization plan if North Korea on board: Seoul

DPRK has already denounced Yoon Suk-yeol’s ‘audacious’ plan to provide economic aid in return for giving up nukes

Xi pledges to back Seoul’s denuclearization plan if North Korea on board: Seoul
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 16, 2022
State media silence fosters uncertainty around COVID vaccinations in North Korea
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State media silence fosters uncertainty around COVID vaccinations in North Korea

DPRK has yet to confirm reports it’s administering Chinese doses, two months after Kim first mentioned inoculation plans

State media silence fosters uncertainty around COVID vaccinations in North Korea
James Fretwell
James Fretwell November 16, 2022
Strategic escalation: Why North Korea and US-ROK alliance keep upping the ante
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Strategic escalation: Why North Korea and US-ROK alliance keep upping the ante

Both sides are pursuing goals that drive tit-for-tat cycle, though neither wants to push tensions to point of no return

Strategic escalation: Why North Korea and US-ROK alliance keep upping the ante
Go Myong-hyun
Go Myong-hyun November 16, 2022
Not even Joe Biden is convinced China can rein in North Korea
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Not even Joe Biden is convinced China can rein in North Korea

President warns Xi of increased military presence if DPRK tests nuke, but unclear if China wants to or can pressure DPRK

Not even Joe Biden is convinced China can rein in North Korea
James Fretwell
James Fretwell November 15, 2022
Biden to Xi: North Korean nuke test would force US ‘more up’ in China’s face

Biden to Xi: North Korean nuke test would force US ‘more up’ in China’s face

US president warns of ‘defensive’ action and says Beijing has ‘obligation’ to try to dissuade DPRK from nuclear testing

Biden to Xi: North Korean nuke test would force US ‘more up’ in China’s face
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy November 15, 2022
EXPLAINER: Charting every North Korean missile launch of an unrelenting campaign
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EXPLAINER: Charting every North Korean missile launch of an unrelenting campaign

NK Pro analysis reveals clear patterns in how DPRK has timed activities and statements against US-ROK drills

EXPLAINER: Charting every North Korean missile launch of an unrelenting campaign
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 14, 2022
US, ROK, Japan call for ‘resolute’ global response to North Korean missiles

US, ROK, Japan call for ‘resolute’ global response to North Korean missiles

US official says Biden to warn China that US will boost military presence in region if DPRK keeps up weapons program

US, ROK, Japan call for ‘resolute’ global response to North Korean missiles
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy November 14, 2022
South and North Korea deny giving ammo to opposite sides in Ukraine war

South and North Korea deny giving ammo to opposite sides in Ukraine war

Seoul says it ‘will not aid’ weapons to Ukraine, while Pyongyang has said it has no present ‘arms dealings’ with Russia

South and North Korea deny giving ammo to opposite sides in Ukraine war
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 11, 2022
Pyongyang chronicles: Late-night mahjong and K-pop at the DPRK’s top university

Pyongyang chronicles: Late-night mahjong and K-pop at the DPRK’s top university

Foreign students’ lives in North Korea can vary dramatically based on where they’re from — and how much money they have

Pyongyang chronicles: Late-night mahjong and K-pop at the DPRK’s top university
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley November 11, 2022