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Friday, Aug 18

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Social Media and Shopping: Report Provides Potential Insights on North Korean Online Behavior

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A new report offers fascinating insight into Internet activity from North Korea, suggesting that average North Koreans and the upper…

The Danger of Fake History

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John Adams once said, “facts are stubborn things.” If the Massachusetts founding father were alive today pondering the challenge of…

Thursday, Aug 17

17

North Korea’s Sohae Satellite Launch Facility on Standby

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Recent commercial satellite imagery of North Korea’s Sohae Satellite Launching Station from August 9 indicates that the facility remains at…

Tuesday, Aug 15

22

Yonhap News Flash: North Korean Submarine About to Launch an ICBM! WELL, NOT REALLY.

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For those of us steeped in nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, this headline makes no sense. ICBMs are land-based missiles…

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Kim Jong Un Steps Back from the Nuclear Cliff

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The North Korean report that Kim Jong Un has said he will wait and see what the United States does…

The American Media

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In the current political environment, hard news reporters and particularly news commentators face a grave responsibility to pay more attention…

Friday, Aug 11

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High Levels of Activity at North Korea’s Sinpo South Shipyard

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Recent commercial satellite imagery reveals several developments suggesting that North Korea may be accelerating the development of the sea-based leg…

Wednesday, Aug 9

01

Door to Negotiations, or No?

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The reports came fast and furious from Manila the other day. Hello, sweetheart, give me rewrite! North Korean Foreign Minister…

Tuesday, Aug 8

UNSCR 2371: An Invitation to Evasion

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There are a few good things to say about the UN Security Council’s adoption of Resolution 2371, which increases sanctions…

Monday, Aug 7

19

Delaying Tactics: New Sanctions, Still No Strategy

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On August 5, 2017, the UN Security Council (UNSC) adopted Resolution 2371, imposing a new round of sanctions against North…

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North Korea’s No. 65 Factory Is Not a Missile Base

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The July 28 test launch of North Korea’s Hwasong-14 (KN-20) has raised concerns both over North Korea’s progress in developing…

Friday, Aug 4

19

Dear President Moon

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Your Excellency: As an American who has worked for over 20 years in both the US government and as a…

Thursday, Aug 3

18

China, China, China

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Last month I was watching an old interview of my friend Ambassador Stephen Bosworth, one of America’s foremost diplomats, who…

Wednesday, Aug 2

23

Regime Change in North Korea: Be Careful What You Wish For

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Is the Trump administration seriously contemplating changing the regime in North Korea? Frankly, the signals are mixed. Ten days ago,…

Tuesday, Aug 1

17

What Next for North Korea’s ICBM?

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Less than a month after their first successful ICBM test, North Korea has done it again. The missile tested on…

Monday, Jul 31

20

Video Casts Doubt on North Korea’s Ability to Field an ICBM Re-entry Vehicle

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With its second—apparently successful—flight test of the Hwasong-14 on July 28, North Korea may soon be able to field an…

Friday, Jul 28

22

Early Observations of North Korea’s Latest Missile Tests

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On July 4, 2017, North Korea conducted its first test of a two-stage Hwasong-14 ballistic missile, which reached an apogee of…

Thursday, Jul 27

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Keeping Up Appearances: Low-Level Site Maintenance Continues at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site

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Analysis of commercial satellite imagery of North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site from July 11 and July 13 remains consistent…

Thursday, Jul 20

Sinpo South Shipyard: Preparations for a New SLBM Test?

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Recent media reports indicate that North Korea’s sole SINPO-class experimental ballistic missile submarine (SSBA) has been engaged in “‘unusual deployment…

Tuesday, Jul 18

22

Pyongyang’s Construction Boom: Is North Korea Beating Sanctions?

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The construction boom in Pyongyang, along with other indicators of improved economic performance such as food production and foreign trade,…

Friday, Jul 14

17

North Korea’s Yongbyon Facility: Probable Production of Additional Plutonium for Nuclear Weapons

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Summary Thermal imagery analysis of the Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center indicates that from September 2016 through June 2017: The…

Wednesday, Jul 12

16

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Monday, Jul 10

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What is True and Not True About North Korea’s Hwasong-14 ICBM: A Technical Evaluation

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After the frenzy of technical speculation over the successful launch of North Korea’s Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the dust…

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Navigating Difficult Waters: President Moon Jae-in’s Berlin Speech

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South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in unveiled his North Korea strategy in a long-awaited speech in Berlin, Germany on July 6.…

Friday, Jul 7

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Still on Standby: Continued Lack of Significant Observable Activity at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site

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Media reports[1] claimed high levels of activity last month at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, which included a claim that…

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Should the United States Try to Cut Tourism to North Korea?

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The unnecessary death of Otto Warmbier, the American student detained in North Korea for well over a year, has brought…

Thursday, Jul 6

22

A Summit Without Fireworks Over North Korea

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Observers who expected fireworks at the first Trump-Moon summit meeting had to wait for the Fourth of July when North…

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North Korea’s Hwasong-14 Missile Launch Site Identified: The Panghyon Aircraft Factory

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At 9:00 AM (Pyongyang Time) on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, North Korea conducted what appears to be the first successful…

Wednesday, Jul 5

22

North Korea Finally Tests an ICBM

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Americans do like to celebrate Independence Day with a spectacular fireworks display, but a test flight of an intercontinental ballistic…

Wednesday, Jun 28

19

Moving from a Sunshine to Sunburn Policy on North Korea

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Many observers expect a clash when South Korean president Moon Jae-in meets with President Donald Trump this week. Moon is…