January 28, 2023

WMD

Information related to North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs

Yoon says Seoul could rapidly acquire nukes if North Korean threats increase

Yoon says Seoul could rapidly acquire nukes if North Korean threats increase

Remarks likely seek to pressure US to strengthen nuclear umbrella amid concerns about alliances’ defenses, experts say

Yoon says Seoul could rapidly acquire nukes if North Korean threats increase
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 12, 2023
Seoul risks losing moral high ground with tit-for-tat retaliation to North Korea

Seoul risks losing moral high ground with tit-for-tat retaliation to North Korea

Rules of engagement allow for self-defense but not revenge, and knowing difference is key for international support

Seoul risks losing moral high ground with tit-for-tat retaliation to North Korea
Chun In-bum
Chun In-bum January 6, 2023
North Korea’s big year ahead: From new missiles to a nuke test and more
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North Korea’s big year ahead: From new missiles to a nuke test and more

In the first of a two-part series, NK Pro journalists give their predictions about what to expect from the DPRK in 2023

North Korea’s big year ahead: From new missiles to a nuke test and more
NK Pro
NK Pro January 5, 2023
How North Korea’s own military-industrial complex drives defense spending
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How North Korea’s own military-industrial complex drives defense spending

Armed forces and munitions producers compete for resources but also have a shared interest in blocking demilitarization

How North Korea’s own military-industrial complex drives defense spending
Peter Ward
Peter Ward January 4, 2023
US, ROK affirm joint planning on DPRK nukes, but no ‘joint nuclear exercises’

US, ROK affirm joint planning on DPRK nukes, but no ‘joint nuclear exercises’

White House says allies are on the same page after conflicting statements on nuclear exercises and extended deterrence

US, ROK affirm joint planning on DPRK nukes, but no ‘joint nuclear exercises’
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy January 4, 2023
US not discussing ‘joint nuclear exercises’ with South Korea, Biden says

US not discussing ‘joint nuclear exercises’ with South Korea, Biden says

President appears to contradict Yoon Suk-yeol’s statement that allies planning larger role for Seoul in nuclear planning

US not discussing ‘joint nuclear exercises’ with South Korea, Biden says
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 3, 2023
Timeline: From North Korea’s party plenum to sending drones into South Korea
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Timeline: From North Korea’s party plenum to sending drones into South Korea

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from December 1 - December 31

Timeline: From North Korea’s party plenum to sending drones into South Korea
NK Pro
NK Pro January 3, 2023
North Korea in December 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in December 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from December 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022

North Korea in December 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro January 3, 2023
What if North Korea just gave up its nukes?

What if North Korea just gave up its nukes?

The US and South Korea have no interest in invading a non-nuclear DPRK, but Kim would still clamp down on his own people

What if North Korea just gave up its nukes?
James Fretwell
James Fretwell January 3, 2023
ROK military welcomes sharing intel with Japan on North Korean missile launches

ROK military welcomes sharing intel with Japan on North Korean missile launches

Official says cooperation would improve responses, after media report that two sides look to share real-time radar data

ROK military welcomes sharing intel with Japan on North Korean missile launches
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy January 2, 2023