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Wednesday May 4th 2016
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Satellite Imagery

Update on North Korea’s Nuclear Test Site

Update on North Korea’s Nuclear Test Site

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jack Liu and Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr. New commercial satellite imagery continues to show a very low level of activity at North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site. Whether the level of activity indicates that Pyongyang has made all necessary preparations to conduct a nuclear test on short notice at this site or is associated with normal maintenance work remains unclear. North Portal There is one [Read More]


Foreign Affairs

Listening to Korea’s Liberals Listening to Korea’s »

The resounding defeat handed to South Korea’s ruling conservative party in last week’s legislative elections had, on the surface, little to do with North Korea. Domestic [Read More]


The 2016 UN Panel of Experts Report: An Eye-Opening Account of Persistent Blindness  The 2016 UN Panel of Experts »

The UN Panel of Experts Established Pursuant to Resolution 1874 has been monitoring and reporting on violations of the North Korea sanctions regime since 2009, providing North [Read More]


WMD

A New Submarine-Launched Ballistic »

A New Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile for North Korea

Summary North Korea has revealed images of a submarine-launched ballistic missile test indicating that it has abandoned the liquid-fuel design that has [Read More]


Domestic Affairs

The 2016 North Korean Budget Report: 12 Observations The 2016 North »

On March 30, 2016, the 9th plenary meeting of the 13th Presidium of the Supreme [Read More]


Let the Hawks Soar Let the Hawks Soar »

With less than three months left before the 7th Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) Congress [Read More]


Kim Jong Un’s Aunt Edges Further From the Spotlight Kim Jong Un’s »

Since 2009, North Korea has held a single state funeral each year and named all of its [Read More]


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