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Iran’s Missile Test: Getting the Facts Straight on North Korea’s Cooperation

Iran’s Missile Test: Getting the Facts Straight on North Korea’s Cooperation

On January 29, Iran tested a new ballistic missile it dubbed the Khorramshahr, which reportedly flew a distance of about 1,000 kilometers. Little is known about the missile, though some have speculated that it relies on a liquid-fueled engine originally developed by the Isayev Design Bureau for the Soviet R-27 submarine-launched ballistic [...]

North Korea, Hamas, and Hezbollah: Arm in Arm?

North Korea, Hamas, and Hezbollah: Arm in Arm?

North Korea’s arms exports to US-designated terrorist organizations in the Middle East have made headlines twice recently. On July 23, 2014, a US district court ruled that “North Korea and Iran are liable for damages because they provided material support and assistance” to Hezbollah, which enabled the latter’s rocket attacks during the [...]

Who Doesn’t Like Russia-North Korean Rapprochement?

Who Doesn’t Like Russia-North Korean Rapprochement?

Observers from many countries have tried to analyze the breakthrough in relations between Moscow and Pyongyang that was reached at the August 24, 2011 summit. The Ulan-Ude meeting highlighted the commitment of both countries’ leaders to find a solution to the nuclear problem plaguing the Korean peninsula, and at the moment, the summit partners [...]

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