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Mark Esper: Ignoring DPRK sanctions part of Chinese ‘catalog of bad behavior’

Mark Esper: Ignoring DPRK sanctions part of Chinese ‘catalog of bad behavior’

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper says he hopes to visit China to discuss sanctions enforcement by the end of 2020

Mark Esper: Ignoring DPRK sanctions part of Chinese ‘catalog of bad behavior’
Terrence Matsuo
Terrence Matsuo July 21, 2020
SpaceX launches South Korea’s first exclusive military-use satellite

SpaceX launches South Korea’s first exclusive military-use satellite

Pyongyang has frequently complained that Seoul’s satellite developments violate agreements and threaten peace

SpaceX launches South Korea’s first exclusive military-use satellite
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 21, 2020
US-ROK defense ministers discuss joint drills and joint response over COVID-19

US-ROK defense ministers discuss joint drills and joint response over COVID-19

North Korea has been condemning joint drills as part of U.S. "hostile policy" against Pyongyang

US-ROK defense ministers discuss joint drills and joint response over COVID-19
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 21, 2020
Unification minister nominee proposes inter-Korean public health complex

Unification minister nominee proposes inter-Korean public health complex

Lee In-young says South Korea should pursue humanitarian work and tourism with the DPRK independently of the U.S.

Unification minister nominee proposes inter-Korean public health complex
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 20, 2020
Kim Jong Un leads meeting on ‘war deterrent’ and ‘intensifying’ party education

Kim Jong Un leads meeting on ‘war deterrent’ and ‘intensifying’ party education

The DPRK discussed how to address issues in the "political and ideological life" of party officials, the KCNA reported

Kim Jong Un leads meeting on ‘war deterrent’ and ‘intensifying’ party education
Kelly Kasulis
Kelly Kasulis July 18, 2020
UK issues correction on asset freeze targeting top North Korean official

UK issues correction on asset freeze targeting top North Korean official

The change is likely due to a clerical error, but reveals that the UK Treasury is behind on a DPRK official's title

UK issues correction on asset freeze targeting top North Korean official
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 15, 2020
Friends forever? The China-North Korea defense treaty turns 59

Friends forever? The China-North Korea defense treaty turns 59

The pact's anniversary means only one year until the two allies' defense commitments are due to be renewed

Friends forever? The China-North Korea defense treaty turns 59
James Fretwell
James Fretwell July 11, 2020
North Korean media hails 2017 ICBM launch on anniversary

North Korean media hails 2017 ICBM launch on anniversary

Pyongyang had previously refrained from open praise for the "historic" July 4 Hwasong-14 test

North Korean media hails 2017 ICBM launch on anniversary
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 3, 2020
Timeline: from rising inter-Korean tensions to a “suspension” of military plans
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Timeline: from rising inter-Korean tensions to a “suspension” of military plans

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from June 1 - June 30

Timeline: from rising inter-Korean tensions to a “suspension” of military plans
NK Pro
NK Pro July 3, 2020
North Korea in June 2020: a month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in June 2020: a month in review and what’s ahead

An analysis of the main developments between June 1 and June 30

North Korea in June 2020: a month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro July 2, 2020