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One More Time With Feeling: Clarification on Analysis of the Next Nuclear Test

One More Time With Feeling: Clarification on Analysis of the Next Nuclear Test

38 North has already published a follow-up to the groundbreaking (no pun intended) analysis by Frank Pabian and David Coblentz on North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site, which revealed its potential for additional testing with significantly higher yields. However, the South Korean press continues to print articles suggesting that the [...]

All That Glitters Is Not Gold: A Closer Look at North Korea’s Ullim Tablet

All That Glitters Is Not Gold: A Closer Look at North Korea’s Ullim Tablet

Computer security researchers analyzing a North Korean tablet computer have discovered a level of surveillance and control not previously seen inside electronics from the DPRK. If used across all tablets and smartphones, the system could significantly impact the ability of activists to send digital information into North Korea that can be viewed [...]

The Mexican Origins of North Korea’s Latest YouTube Channel

The Mexican Origins of North Korea’s Latest YouTube Channel

A YouTube account that began livestreaming North Korean television last week is part of network of social media sites that have amassed millions of views for North Korean propaganda and appear to be based in Mexico. The new YouTube channel, called “KCTV - Choson TV,” was created on February 6, 2017, and has already livestreamed several [...]

North Korean Missiles Can’t Actually Reach Europe

North Korean Missiles Can’t Actually Reach Europe

(Photo: Pedro Ugarte/AFP) We note with bemused interest that the South Korean government is now claiming that North Korea’s missiles pose a “direct threat to the US homeland” and that “Europe is also within range.” European media has reported that the director-general of South Korea’s North Korean Nuclear Affairs Bureau made the [...]

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 [...]

From Pluto to Pyongyang, and Back

From Pluto to Pyongyang, and Back

(Photo: NASA) In 2006, Pluto was downgraded from a planet to a dwarf planet, failing to meet all the criteria of a (then) newly established definition of planet. These days, some should like to do the same with North Korea, another strange, cold and distant place.  Like Pluto, North Korea easily exhausts the quotient for weirdness in our [...]

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