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Military affairs

Information related to military issues in North and South Korea

College life in North Korea: It’s like the military

College life in North Korea: It’s like the military

You're tested on Kim family works, you can't pick your major, and don't even think of being late

College life in North Korea: It’s like the military
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung February 10, 2016
The North Korean threat – the myth and its makers

The North Korean threat – the myth and its makers

Stories of Pyongyang’s relative military capability are much exaggerated – for a variety of reasons

The North Korean threat – the myth and its makers
Tim Beal
Tim Beal January 21, 2016
The myth of the North Korean threat

The myth of the North Korean threat

A military balance between North and South – despite the uncertainties the evidence is overwhelming

The myth of the North Korean threat
Tim Beal
Tim Beal January 13, 2016
How North Korea became Kim Il Sung’s Korea

How North Korea became Kim Il Sung’s Korea

A Soviet officer had much to do with the critical early decisions in the nation's history

How North Korea became Kim Il Sung’s Korea
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy December 28, 2015
North Korea or China: Who threatens Japan?

North Korea or China: Who threatens Japan?

Experts on Tokyo’s relations divided over which is more intimidating

North Korea or China: Who threatens Japan?
Rob York
Rob York December 10, 2015
Syria, Iran among N. Korea’s “resilient” customers – Berger
NK PRO

Syria, Iran among N. Korea’s “resilient” customers – Berger

New book highlights areas of ongoing cooperation despite sanctions regimes

Syria, Iran among N. Korea’s “resilient” customers – Berger
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne December 7, 2015
North Korean naval exercise simulates amphibious assault, naval battles
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North Korean naval exercise simulates amphibious assault, naval battles

Unreported exercise conducted in October combined submarines, hovercraft and modern VSV-type craft

North Korean naval exercise simulates amphibious assault, naval battles
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer December 7, 2015
S.Korean Assembly cuts funds for military programs

S.Korean Assembly cuts funds for military programs

Experts site lack of transparency on spy satellite plan, UAV communication insecurity

S.Korean Assembly cuts funds for military programs
JH Ahn
JH Ahn December 3, 2015
Would a destabilized Korean Peninsula mean a China-U.S war?

Would a destabilized Korean Peninsula mean a China-U.S war?

China, U.S. more likely to be odds in times of peace, Chinese North Korea watchers say

Would a destabilized Korean Peninsula mean a China-U.S war?
Rob York
Rob York December 1, 2015
Coming of age in North Korea

Coming of age in North Korea

Second in a two-part series on the life cycle of a North Korean, from school to sepulcher

Coming of age in North Korea
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy November 29, 2015