April 13, 2024

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Why the Korean War matters today – NKNews Podcast ep. 10
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Why the Korean War matters today – NKNews Podcast ep. 10

Kathryn Weathersby examines a conflict in which millions died and its meaning today

Why the Korean War matters today – NKNews Podcast ep. 10
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot April 2, 2018
The unusual history of North Korea’s military ranks

The unusual history of North Korea’s military ranks

The DPRK's original Soviet-style system survives in some parts of the country to this day

The unusual history of North Korea’s military ranks
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy March 18, 2018
Take to the skies: where North Korea’s space program goes from here
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Take to the skies: where North Korea’s space program goes from here

If all goes well, we may expect a DPRK spy satellite in low earth orbit within the next decade

Take to the skies: where North Korea’s space program goes from here
Uzi Rubin
Uzi Rubin March 15, 2018
Kim Jong Un’s February public appearances: a military parade and inter-Korean diplomacy
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Kim Jong Un’s February public appearances: a military parade and inter-Korean diplomacy

The leader had another low-profile month, likely busy with DPRK-ROK rapprochement

Kim Jong Un’s February public appearances: a military parade and inter-Korean diplomacy
April summit: What both Koreas can give, and what they want
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April summit: What both Koreas can give, and what they want

Analysis suggests little scope for substantive agreement on nuclear issues, but both sides have motivation to prolong rapprochement

April summit: What both Koreas can give, and what they want
How the North is run: the Central Military Commission
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How the North is run: the Central Military Commission

The link between the party and the military is largely a tool through which the ruling Kim wields power

How the North is run: the Central Military Commission
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy March 1, 2018
Mike Pence in Korea: reading the tea leaves

Mike Pence in Korea: reading the tea leaves

What did the Vice President achieve in a three-day visit to the South?

Mike Pence in Korea: reading the tea leaves
Stephan Haggard
Stephan Haggard February 11, 2018
Roadblocks ahead: key hurdles to an inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang
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Roadblocks ahead: key hurdles to an inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang

Without real concessions from North Korea, a Moon-Kim meeting will be limited in scope

Roadblocks ahead: key hurdles to an inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll February 10, 2018
Something old, something new, something borrowed, and Pukguksong-2: The Army Day Parade
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Something old, something new, something borrowed, and Pukguksong-2: The Army Day Parade

North Korea shows off ICBMs, new tactical system, but no new TELs

Something old, something new, something borrowed, and Pukguksong-2: The Army Day Parade
Scott LaFoy
Scott LaFoy February 8, 2018
Seized N. Korean ammunition was headed to Egyptian ballistic missile producer: PoE
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Seized N. Korean ammunition was headed to Egyptian ballistic missile producer: PoE

UN Panel of Experts highlights group's "long-standing relationship" with the DPRK

Seized N. Korean ammunition was headed to Egyptian ballistic missile producer: PoE
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne February 6, 2018