North Korea
ROK Military Parades, S. Korean Cruise Missiles, and Evolving DPRK Diplomacy

ROK Military Parades, S. Korean Cruise Missiles, and Evolving DPRK Diplomacy

South Korea tests North Korea's charm offensive with a military parade in Seoul, special guest: the Hyunmoo-3c cruise missile.

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Pyongyang’s Fear of Chinese Media and What to Make of It

by SOJUNG PARK South Korea pulled out its last remaining workers from the Kaesong Industrial Complex on May 3, putting the only existing symbol of inter-Korean cooperation in jeopardy. To diffuse tensions, some have called on Seoul to send a diplomatic envoy to North Korea, but others have proposed the restoration of the United States’...

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North Korea May Possess Second Largest Deposits of Rare Earth Metals

North Korea May Possess Second Largest Deposits of Rare Earth Metals

If true, possibly one of the largest game changers regarding the Korean Peninsula in some time

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North Korea Simmers as Purges, Oustings, Mutinies, and Marriage All Take Center Stage

North Korea Simmers as Purges, Oustings, Mutinies, and Marriage All Take Center Stage

This week sees a shift towards the domestic (marriage pun intended), as Kim Jong-Un instigates internal upheaval to solidify power

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Japan’s Regional Security Environment and Possibilities for Conflict

The next 5 months could be one of high drama and tension in East Asia geopolitics due to various leadership transitions and elections. In South Korea we have already seen election year sensitivities coming to have real life policy consequences with the last-minute cancellation of the ACSA/GSOMIA military accords between Japan and the ROK. With the presidential...

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North Korea Can't Really Turn Seoul Into a "Sea of Fire"

North Korea Can’t Really Turn Seoul Into a “Sea of Fire”

For more than a decade, conventional wisdom has held that North Korea could subject the South Korean capital of Seoul to devastating artillery attack. With a greater metropolitan population of 24,000,000, Seoul has the largest population density of all the OECD countries, eight times more dense than New York City, and three times more dense than...

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U.S. Military Conducts Naval Drills with Japan & South Korea and Live-fire Exercise with ROKN

U.S. Military Conducts Naval Drills with Japan & South Korea and Live-fire Exercise with ROKN

It's a busy week for ever emerging East Asian Alliances....

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North Koreans Attempted to Steal Rocket Technology From Ukraine

North Koreans Attempted to Steal Rocket Technology From Ukraine

"Two North Korean nationals were sentenced to eight year prison terms after being caught trying to steal secret rocket technology from the Ukraine, local sources said Saturday."

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Did North Korean GPS Jamming Down a South Korean UAV Helicopter Drone?

Did North Korean GPS Jamming Down a South Korean UAV Helicopter Drone?

Japanese news release reports South Korean unmanned helicopter was downed, possibly due to North Korea GPS jamming.

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North Korea Ready for Third Nuclear Test

North Korea Ready for Third Nuclear Test

Setting off a third nuclear device is a widely expected move for the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea, but it's not one that will do them any favors.

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North Korea's New KN-08 Ballistic Missiles Likely Fakes

North Korea’s New KN-08 Ballistic Missiles Likely Fakes

If the North Korean nuclear test fails, the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea will have attained the much-coveted fail trifecta.

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North Korea Nears Third Nuclear Test

North Korea Nears Third Nuclear Test

More and more media outlets are jumping on board with their beliefs that a nuclear test at Punggye-ri will occur in the immediate future

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