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Saturday November 1st 2014
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Satellite Imagery

North Korea: Test Stand for Vertical Launch of Sea-Based Ballistic Missiles Spotted

North Korea: Test Stand for Vertical Launch of Sea-Based Ballistic»

Summary Recent press reports have raised the possibility that North Korea is developing the capability to launch ballistic missiles from submarines. A review of commercial satellite imagery since 2010 covering submarine bases and submarine shipyards has identified a new test stand at the North’s Sinpo South Shipyard, probably intended to explore the possibility of launching ballistic missiles from submarines or of a shipboard vertical [Read More]


Oral History Archive: The 1994 »

Oral History Archive: The 1994 US-DPRK Agreed Framework

On October 21, 1994, the United States and North Korea signed an agreement--the Agreed Framework--calling upon Pyongyang to denuclearize in exchange for [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.