April 21, 2024

Military affairs

Information related to military issues in North and South Korea

South Korea emerging as major arms-producing country

South Korea emerging as major arms-producing country

ROK projected to become largest East Asian arms exporter by 2015

South Korea emerging as major arms-producing country
Kyle Johnson
Kyle Johnson September 12, 2014
North Korea’s 42 ton black-market alcohol imports in Pakistan

North Korea’s 42 ton black-market alcohol imports in Pakistan

Ben Young looks at the DPRK’s involvement in the black-market alcohol trade

North Korea’s 42 ton black-market alcohol imports in Pakistan
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young September 5, 2014
N. Korea may be developing ballistic missile submarine

N. Korea may be developing ballistic missile submarine

Sub, associated missile would have significant deterrent, propaganda value for Pyongyang

N. Korea may be developing ballistic missile submarine
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi September 3, 2014
North Korea and Syria: A revamp in relations

North Korea and Syria: A revamp in relations

Broadening, evolution in ties under way as Syrian civil war drags on

North Korea and Syria: A revamp in relations
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald September 2, 2014
N. Korea conducts paratrooper training drill as UFG concludes

N. Korea conducts paratrooper training drill as UFG concludes

Drill demonstrates North’s own military capability, contrast with UFG

N. Korea conducts paratrooper training drill as UFG concludes
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi August 29, 2014
Recent launches revealed as surface-to-surface missile
NK PRO

Recent launches revealed as surface-to-surface missile

Tests show Pyongyang successfully increased range of already-accurate missile

Recent launches revealed as surface-to-surface missile
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi August 16, 2014
Oh: Regional leaders show disjointed approaches to Korean reunification

Oh: Regional leaders show disjointed approaches to Korean reunification

Competing national interests make coordinated regional front against North Korean nuclear resolve difficult

Oh: Regional leaders show disjointed approaches to Korean reunification
Phebe Kim
Phebe Kim August 12, 2014
Heavy emphasis on military activity in July
NK PRO

Heavy emphasis on military activity in July

Pyongyang conducts high volume of military drills, promotes and demotes more officers

Heavy emphasis on military activity in July
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi August 8, 2014
Syria proposes airline allotment agreement with North Korea

Syria proposes airline allotment agreement with North Korea

Syria claims that a proposed agreement between its state airline and North Korea’s will bring numerous economic benefits

Syria proposes airline allotment agreement with North Korea
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald August 6, 2014
The Great Illusion – South Korean version

The Great Illusion – South Korean version

Park Geun-hye talks of ‘peaceful unification’ but her actions belie a peaceful process

The Great Illusion – South Korean version
Tim Beal
Tim Beal July 30, 2014