US Korea Institute

Monday October 20th 2014
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Satellite Imagery

The North Korean Navy Acquires a New Submarine

The North Korean Navy Acquires a New Submarine

A review of commercial satellite imagery from 2010 until the present covering North Korea’s submarine bases and building shipyards has revealed the presence of a previously unidentified submarine moored in the secured boat basin at the Sinpo South Shipyard. This shipyard, also known by the cover designation “Pongdae Boiler Plant,” is the primary manufacturing facility for North Korea’s submarines and the headquarters of the Maritime [Read More]


Book Reviews

Book Review: “Outpost: Life on »

Book Review: “Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy”

Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy. A Memoir by Christopher R. Hill. New York: Simon & Schuster, October 2014. 448 [Read More]


Human Security

A Human Rights Dialogue with North Korea: Real or Illusory? A Human Rights »

Workers' Party Secretary Kang Sok Ju in Bern, Switzerland as part of his recent European [Read More]


North Korea Responds to the UN Commission of Inquiry North Korea »

DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong at the United Nations (Photo: UN/Kim Haughton) The UN [Read More]


After the COI: Four Next Steps After the COI: Four »

With the March 26, 2014 adoption by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) of a new resolution [Read More]


Credit for photo of young North Korean girl: T.M. All rights reserved, used with permission.