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Friday, Oct 12

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Book Review: “Ask a North Korean: Defectors Talk About Their Lives Inside the World’s Most Secretive Nation”

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Daniel Tudor’s Ask a North Korean: Defectors Talk About Their Lives Inside the World’s Most Secretive Nation offers a raw…

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Book Review: “South Korea at the Crossroads: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers”

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South Korea at the Crossroads: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers By Scott Snyder: Columbia University Press,…

Wednesday, Oct 10

22

North Korea’s Sohae Satellite Launching Station: Activity at a Launch Pad Fuel/Oxidizer Bunker

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A review of commercial satellite imagery of the Sohae Satellite Launching Station beginning in spring and running through fall 2018…

Tuesday, Oct 9

21

Inter-Korean Dialogue and Denuclearization—Will the Twain Shall Meet?

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The recent summit between the South Korean president Moon Jae-in and the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang…

Friday, Oct 5

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North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center: Quiet After the Pyongyang Summit

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Recent commercial satellite imagery of North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center indicates no significant changes in the fissile material…

Thursday, Oct 4

19

North Korea’s Sohae Satellite Launching Station: No New Dismantlement Activity

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Recent commercial satellite imagery of the Sohae Satellite Launching Station (“Tongchang-ri”), North Korea’s main space launch facility, indicates that despite…

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38 North Expands Its Imagery Staff

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Recent developments on the Korean Peninsula—efforts to resolve the decades-old confrontation between North Korea, the United States and South Korea—mean…

Tuesday, Oct 2

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War with North Korea Would Attack American Workers

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Last fall, when war with North Korea seemed imminent, Senator Lindsey Graham said that, “if there’s going to be a…

Wednesday, Sep 26

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In Strong Support of Ambassador Biegun

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Dear Mr. Ambassador: A number of articles have recently been written about what a tough job you have and that…

Wednesday, Sep 19

20

North and South Korea Take Important Steps to Demilitarize the Korean Peninsula

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At yesterday’s summit meeting in Pyongyang between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the…

Tuesday, Sep 18

19

What President Moon Will See at the Mass Games

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The new edition of the North Korean Mass Games, Glorious Country, might be the most spectacular artistic performance in human…

Monday, Sep 17

23

Korea at a Crossroads: Time for a US-ROK-DPRK Strategic Realignment

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Today’s rapidly changing strategic and diplomatic dynamics on the Korean Peninsula portend potential security arrangements going forward, far different than…

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More DPRK Signals on Denuclearization

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In what appears to be an authoritative-level article in Rodong Sinmun on September 15, Pyongyang has strongly reasserted its commitment…

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What Can Moon Jae-in Get Done in Pyongyang?

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In a few hours, South Korean President Moon Jae-in flies to Pyongyang for his third meeting with North Korea’s leader…

Thursday, Sep 13

19

Are Sanctions Part of the Problem?

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Unlike much of US policy towards North Korea, its sanctions strategy has remained constant. Particularly since 2016, its primary objective…

Wednesday, Sep 12

21

Shelter Recently Dismantled at March 16 Factory

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Commercial satellite imagery of North Korea’s March 16 [Truck] Factory[1] indicates that over the past eight months, a shelter has…

Tuesday, Sep 11

22

Donald Trump’s Instincts Are Mostly Right on North Korea, His Advisors Are the Problem

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Despite his reckless threats and taunts last year and his premature statement that there is no longer a North Korean…

Monday, Sep 10

21

Kim Jong Un’s New Formulation

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On September 6, 2018, North Korean media reported what amounts to a new formulation on the nuclear issue from Kim…

Friday, Sep 7

23

Update on Yongbyon: More Dredging Around the Reactor Cooling System; Flooding Tests the Reservoir Dam’s Integrity

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Commercial satellite imagery of North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center from August 27 shows that dredging work continues around…

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Designing A New Peace and Security System in Korea

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Given the current difficulties in US-DPRK talks, imagining what a sustainable security system on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast…

Thursday, Sep 6

Inspector O and The Strange Bedfellow

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I was still in shock when Inspector O walked over to my table and sat down. “You look even less…

Wednesday, Sep 5

17

The State of Play in Sino-DPRK Relations

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Sino-DPRK relations have undergone major changes since the beginning of 2018. Not only did North Korean leader Kim Jong Un…

Tuesday, Sep 4

23

Update on North Korea’s Foundation Day Military Parade Preparations

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In the lead up to North Korea’s Foundation Day Military Parade, scheduled for this coming Sunday (September 9), commercial satellite…

Wednesday, Aug 29

“All Take, No Give” Won’t Work with North Korea

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It’s called diplomatic give-and-take for a reason. The United States cannot get some of what it wants without giving North…

Friday, Aug 24

20

Update on North Korea’s Foundation Day Military Parade Preparations

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In the lead up to North Korea’s Foundation Day Parade, scheduled for September 9, commercial satellite imagery of the Mirim…

Wednesday, Aug 22

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Update on North Korea’s Sohae Satellite Launching Station

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Commercial satellite imagery from August 16 of the Sohae Satellite Launching Station, North Korea’s only operational space launch facility, indicates…

Tuesday, Aug 21

21

Kim Jong Un’s Risky Gambit

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Kim Jong Un is in the midst of a complex juggling act. He has to keep at least four crucial,…

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North Korea’s Foundation Day Parade: Likely to be Larger than the February Army Day Parade

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Recent commercial satellite imagery of the Mirim Parade Training Ground indicates that, given the pace of the build-up and training,…

Thursday, Aug 16

22

North Korea’s Sinpo South Shipyard: Low Level Activity Continues

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Recent commercial satellite imagery indicates a low level of activity at North Korea’s Sinpo South Shipyard, where North Korea’s only…

Thursday, Aug 9

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North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center: Work Continues on 5 MWe Reactor’s Cooling System

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Commercial satellite imagery from July 31 of North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center indicates ongoing work on the secondary…