July 06, 2022

Inter-Korean

Information related to inter-Korean developments

Unification minister says North Korean nukes target South, not just US

Unification minister says North Korean nukes target South, not just US

DPRK’s new plans for front-line units violate ‘spirit’ of inter-Korean military deal, Kwon Young-se tells reporters

Unification minister says North Korean nukes target South, not just US
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim June 28, 2022
Yoon hails peace ‘through strong might’ on anniversary of North Korea’s invasion

Yoon hails peace ‘through strong might’ on anniversary of North Korea’s invasion

South Korean president’s call for enhancing security posture follows DPRK’s revision of front-line military plans

Yoon hails peace ‘through strong might’ on anniversary of North Korea’s invasion
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim June 27, 2022
US pledges to curtail landmine use, except in standoff with North Korea

US pledges to curtail landmine use, except in standoff with North Korea

Experts say exception for Korean Peninsula in new policy is because landmines vital to maintaining military balance

US pledges to curtail landmine use, except in standoff with North Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll June 27, 2022
US-ROK missile launches won’t convince North Korea to give up its nukes

US-ROK missile launches won’t convince North Korea to give up its nukes

Military responses have some deterrence value but risk escalating tensions and justifying the DPRK’s weapons development

US-ROK missile launches won’t convince North Korea to give up its nukes
Ian Bowers
Ian Bowers June 24, 2022
North Korea adopts ‘major military action plan’ for units facing South Korea

North Korea adopts ‘major military action plan’ for units facing South Korea

Experts point to possibility of tactical nuke policy shift as Kim Jong Un wraps up three-day military meeting

North Korea adopts ‘major military action plan’ for units facing South Korea
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 24, 2022
North Korean military talks ‘front-line’ operations with ROK map on display

North Korean military talks ‘front-line’ operations with ROK map on display

Kim Jong Un leads high-level military meeting on ‘revising operational plans’ amid preparations for possible nuke test

North Korean military talks ‘front-line’ operations with ROK map on display
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 23, 2022
North Korea may use successful ROK rocket launch to justify own tests: Experts

North Korea may use successful ROK rocket launch to justify own tests: Experts

Analysts expect Pyongyang to chafe at fact Seoul can test indigenous rocket when it can't due to dual-use concerns

North Korea may use successful ROK rocket launch to justify own tests: Experts
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim June 22, 2022
Seoul pledges to push for talks with North Korea to improve ‘strained’ ties

Seoul pledges to push for talks with North Korea to improve ‘strained’ ties

Unification minister says he’s willing to meet DPRK counterpart ‘anytime, anywhere’ and won’t just wait for response

Seoul pledges to push for talks with North Korea to improve ‘strained’ ties
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung June 22, 2022
Denuclearizing North Korea has failed. But we shouldn’t give up on arms control.

Denuclearizing North Korea has failed. But we shouldn’t give up on arms control.

Reassessing four decades of efforts to curb Pyongyang’s WMD program shows the need for new goals going forward

Denuclearizing North Korea has failed. But we shouldn’t give up on arms control.
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter June 21, 2022
South Korean sanctions would fill gaps in UN measures against North Korea: Seoul

South Korean sanctions would fill gaps in UN measures against North Korea: Seoul

Yoon administration has warned it will announce unilateral designations if DPRK conducts another nuclear test

South Korean sanctions would fill gaps in UN measures against North Korea: Seoul
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung June 21, 2022