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Chuztpah and Hype

Chuztpah and Hype

“I thought you had dropped off the planet.” Inspector O did not look up when I walked into the bar and sat down at the small table in a dark corner of the room. He’d been drinking something clear, and nibbling on peanuts. “Funny,” I said, “I was thinking the same thing. Been busy, have you?” “Here and there, now and then.” He [...]

Why a Nuclear Test May Not Be Imminent: Update on North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site

Why a Nuclear Test May Not Be Imminent: Update on North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Nick Hansen and Jack Liu For the past month, the international community has been on edge expecting a fourth North Korean nuclear test, which the South Korean Foreign Minister recently characterized as a “game changer.” The high level of anxiety has been the result of a stream of warnings emanating [...]

Update on Punggye-ri: Stepped Up Activity at West Portal, Drawdown at the South Portal

Update on Punggye-ri: Stepped Up Activity at West Portal, Drawdown at the South Portal

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Nick Hansen and Jack Liu. New commercial satellite imagery from May 1, 2014 indicates a significant increase in activity in the West Portal area of North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site related to the excavation of a new test tunnel begun one year ago. At the same time, there appears to be a drawdown [...]

North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: April 29 Update

North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: April 29 Update

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jack Liu New commercial satellite imagery from April 29, 2014 shows that a high level of activity continues at North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, probably related to preparations for an underground nuclear test. The imagery indicates: Continued movement and an increase in number of boxes or [...]

Update on North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: Test Preparation Continues

Update on North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: Test Preparation Continues

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Nick Hansen and Jack Liu. New commercial satellite imagery from April 25, 2014 confirms a further increase of activity at North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site likely related to preparations for an underground nuclear test. However, it is unclear from the imagery whether any test tunnels have been [...]

Update on North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site

Update on North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jack Liu. New commercial satellite imagery indicates additional activity at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site probably related to preparations for a detonation. Imagery from April 23, 2014 shows: Increased movement of vehicles and materials near what are believed to be the entrances to two completed test [...]

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