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The story of a North Korea-backed rebellion in Sri Lanka

The story of a North Korea-backed rebellion in Sri Lanka

DPRK backing for an ultra-leftist insurgency in 1971 ended in the expulsion of their diplomats

The story of a North Korea-backed rebellion in Sri Lanka
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young October 10, 2017
Russia’s “ambassador-at-large” and Moscow’s North Korea multilateralism

Russia’s “ambassador-at-large” and Moscow’s North Korea multilateralism

Why did Oleg Burmistrov meet with Choe Son Hui last week?

Russia’s “ambassador-at-large” and Moscow’s North Korea multilateralism
Anthony V. Rinna
Anthony V. Rinna October 6, 2017
Comradely criticism: a brief history of Chinese-North Korean media spats

Comradely criticism: a brief history of Chinese-North Korean media spats

A recent tit-for-tat of editorials in Beijing and Pyongyang is not a new phenomenon

Comradely criticism: a brief history of Chinese-North Korean media spats
Shaquille James
Shaquille James October 5, 2017
Center versus periphery: unpacking Beijing’s approach to sanctions

Center versus periphery: unpacking Beijing’s approach to sanctions

Reports that China is getting tough on Pyongyang miss the mark

Center versus periphery: unpacking Beijing’s approach to sanctions
Catherine Jones
Catherine Jones October 3, 2017
Will Tillerson redesignate North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism?
NK PRO

Will Tillerson redesignate North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism?

A designation would apply further pressure on the DPRK, but appears unlikely for now

Will Tillerson redesignate North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism?
Tristan Webb
Tristan Webb October 3, 2017
The ballistic axis lives on: Tehran and Pyongyang’s missile cooperation
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The ballistic axis lives on: Tehran and Pyongyang’s missile cooperation

Similarities between the new Khorramshahr and the Hwasong-10 show collaboration on rockets continues

The ballistic axis lives on: Tehran and Pyongyang’s missile cooperation
Tal Inbar
Tal Inbar October 2, 2017
Why Trump called out his own Secretary of State on North Korea

Why Trump called out his own Secretary of State on North Korea

The President's outburst risks damaging the credibility of the State Department

Why Trump called out his own Secretary of State on North Korea
Mintaro Oba
Mintaro Oba October 2, 2017
North Korean fuel imports remain low in August: KITA
NK PRO

North Korean fuel imports remain low in August: KITA

Gasoline, diesel supplies remain limited, though DPRK fuel imports often fluctuate

North Korean fuel imports remain low in August: KITA
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne September 29, 2017
Trump’s new travel ban: what does it mean for North Koreans?
NK PRO

Trump’s new travel ban: what does it mean for North Koreans?

In prohibiting DPRK citizens, the U.S. may be gathering leverage for future talks

Trump’s new travel ban: what does it mean for North Koreans?
Jonathan R. Corrado
Jonathan R. Corrado September 27, 2017
A brief history of “declarations of war” against North Korea

A brief history of “declarations of war” against North Korea

State media frequently accuses the DPRK's enemies of casus belli

A brief history of “declarations of war” against North Korea
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald September 25, 2017