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Kim Jong Un’s public appearances in 2017: the year of the missile, in summary
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Kim Jong Un’s public appearances in 2017: the year of the missile, in summary

Much of the year was spent finalizing the DPRK's missile and nuclear power, while high-level purges continue

Kim Jong Un’s public appearances in 2017: the year of the missile, in summary
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy January 11, 2018
What to make of renewed inter-Korean talks
NK PRO

What to make of renewed inter-Korean talks

Pyongyang and Seoul achieved an easy win early on, but more contentious discussions lie ahead

What to make of renewed inter-Korean talks
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy | Scott LaFoy January 10, 2018
Kim Jong Un’s public appearances in December: a renewed focus on ideological matters
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Kim Jong Un’s public appearances in December: a renewed focus on ideological matters

The final month of 2017 saw the leader challenge some established political norms

Kim Jong Un’s public appearances in December: a renewed focus on ideological matters
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy January 9, 2018
What to expect from North Korea’s strategic forces and munitions industry in 2018
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What to expect from North Korea’s strategic forces and munitions industry in 2018

The new year will likely be quieter than 2017, but Kim Jong Un still has plenty to prove

What to expect from North Korea’s strategic forces and munitions industry in 2018
Scott LaFoy
Scott LaFoy January 5, 2018
Are the remains of a potential Korean War Saint in Hawaii?

Are the remains of a potential Korean War Saint in Hawaii?

Emil Kapaun died in a N. Korean prison camp but his body may have been repatriated before 2005

Are the remains of a potential Korean War Saint in Hawaii?
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin December 26, 2017
Why foreign NGOs and tourists can’t visit North Korea’s Jagang Province
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Why foreign NGOs and tourists can’t visit North Korea’s Jagang Province

Research suggests large-scale munitions industry presence could be a contributing factor

Why foreign NGOs and tourists can’t visit North Korea’s Jagang Province
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy December 25, 2017
The View from Jingshan: China still wants talks, despite latest North Korean ICBM test
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The View from Jingshan: China still wants talks, despite latest North Korean ICBM test

The Hwasong-15 was a pointed snub, but Beijing continues to push for dialogue on its own terms

The View from Jingshan: China still wants talks, despite latest North Korean ICBM test
John Petrushka
John Petrushka December 22, 2017
Dreams of unification: why Pyongyang can’t conquer the peninsula

Dreams of unification: why Pyongyang can’t conquer the peninsula

There are simply too many obstacles to a North Korean take over of the South

Dreams of unification: why Pyongyang can’t conquer the peninsula
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy December 22, 2017
Capacity building and bomb disposal in North Korea

Capacity building and bomb disposal in North Korea

An interview with the ICRC team training North Korean police in Explosive Ordnance Disposal

Capacity building and bomb disposal in North Korea
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald December 19, 2017
“Last chance” to resolve N. Korea issue peacefully, says former ROK negotiator

“Last chance” to resolve N. Korea issue peacefully, says former ROK negotiator

Veteran South Korean diplomat Chun Yung-woo says China remains the key to influencing the DPRK

“Last chance” to resolve N. Korea issue peacefully, says former ROK negotiator
Dagyum Ji
Dagyum Ji December 15, 2017