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North Korea in July 2020: a month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in July 2020: a month in review and what’s ahead

An analysis of the main developments between July 1 and July 31

North Korea in July 2020: a month in review and what’s ahead
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NK Pro August 3, 2020
South Korean military admits to several failures after high-profile redefection

South Korean military admits to several failures after high-profile redefection

Clips recorded by surveillance equipment show that a defector named Kim swam towards the North in the dark

South Korean military admits to several failures after high-profile redefection
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 31, 2020
North Korea fired anti-ship cruise missile this month: ROK military official

North Korea fired anti-ship cruise missile this month: ROK military official

Launch not revealed by South Korea at the time as it was deemed part of "regular" training

North Korea fired anti-ship cruise missile this month: ROK military official
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko | Jeongmin Kim July 30, 2020
Work on Pyongyang central square continues ahead of military parade, photos show
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Work on Pyongyang central square continues ahead of military parade, photos show

Renovations to leader's viewing platform and foreign ministry visible in recent photos taken from Kim Il Sung Square

Work on Pyongyang central square continues ahead of military parade, photos show
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 29, 2020
JCS: Defector likely went past military barrier and swam towards North Korea

JCS: Defector likely went past military barrier and swam towards North Korea

South Korean military officials admitted that security operations may have "overlooked" DPRK-bound redefections

JCS: Defector likely went past military barrier and swam towards North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 28, 2020
South Korea wins permission to develop new solid-fuel space rocket

South Korea wins permission to develop new solid-fuel space rocket

Technology will likely be for civilian use, but development could lead to improved military capabilities

South Korea wins permission to develop new solid-fuel space rocket
Kelly Kasulis
Kelly Kasulis July 28, 2020
Kim Jong Un says those who challenge North Korea’s nukes will ‘pay dearly’

Kim Jong Un says those who challenge North Korea’s nukes will ‘pay dearly’

DPRK leader defends ‘permanent’ nuclear war deterrent at Korean War veterans conference

Kim Jong Un says those who challenge North Korea’s nukes will ‘pay dearly’
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 27, 2020
Seoul: Defector likely returned North through a drain, may not have COVID-19

Seoul: Defector likely returned North through a drain, may not have COVID-19

Authorities believe that a bag left near the drain likely belongs to a defector surnamed Kim

Seoul: Defector likely returned North through a drain, may not have COVID-19
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 27, 2020
Why North Korea won’t admit it started the Korean War, 67 years after armistice

Why North Korea won’t admit it started the Korean War, 67 years after armistice

It's the 67th anniversary of the Korean War armistice, but Pyongyang still claims it repelled an invasion from the South

Why North Korea won’t admit it started the Korean War, 67 years after armistice
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov July 26, 2020
Prospects unclear for 2020 Trump-Kim summit, South Korean prime minister says

Prospects unclear for 2020 Trump-Kim summit, South Korean prime minister says

No government-level "signal" from North Korea regarding inter-Korean COVID-19 quarantine cooperation, Chung says

Prospects unclear for 2020 Trump-Kim summit, South Korean prime minister says
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 22, 2020