US Korea Institute

Sunday December 4th 2016
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Commentary

Satellite Imagery of Pyongyang: What is Missing in this Analysis?

Satellite Imagery of Pyongyang: What is Missing in this Analysis?

CNN recently posted a video from the Canadian company Urthecast with the headline “Space photos show something’s missing in North Korea.” It was hard to tell if this was supposed to be a news story or an infomercial. As it turned out, this could have been filed under “fake news.” The pleasantly-toned audio attached to the piece observed that despite the nice infrastructure in Pyongyang, there are “very few cars on the highway” [Read More]


Domestic Affairs

Foreign Media into North Korea: Finding Synergy Between Pop Culture and Tailored Content Foreign Media into North »

Foreign radio broadcasting into North Korea has reached a turning point as technological developments, the inflow of inexpensive Chinese media devices, and thriving markets [Read More]


Under New Management: Shifts in North Korea’s Foreign Ministry and Nuclear Communications Under New Management: Shifts »

With rampant speculation about North Korea conducting another nuclear test in the near future, it is important to examine not only the technical aspects of the September test, but [Read More]


Foreign Affairs

Multilateralizing Approaches to »

Multilateralizing Approaches to North Korea: The Canadian Case

As North Korea began its 7th Worker’s Party Congress in May, it shepherded over 100 foreign journalists around to sites largely unrelated to the event [Read More]


Satellite Imagery

Sohae Satellite Launching Station: Test Unlikely in the Near Future Sohae Satellite »

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr. and Jack [Read More]


Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: No Indications that a Test is Imminent Punggye-ri Nuclear »

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr. and Jack [Read More]


A US Election Surprise? Possible but Unlikely A US Election »

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jack Liu While there has been speculation of a [Read More]


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