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The Challenge of Predicting Future North Korean Nuclear Tests

The Challenge of Predicting Future North Korean Nuclear Tests

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jack Liu. Summary The latest North Korean nuclear test at the Punggye-ri test site apparently surprised the international community as there were few indicators seen before it took place. Unlike the 2013 test, when heavy activity was seen in the weeks prior to that test, very little preparation activity [...]

North Korean Nuclear Test: Imagery Shows No Indicators

North Korean Nuclear Test: Imagery Shows No Indicators

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Joseph S. Bermudez Jr. The North Korean announcement yesterday that the “…first H-bomb test was successfully conducted in the DPRK at 10:00 on Wednesday, Juche 105 (2016)” has led to speculation about the capabilities of North Korea’s nuclear program, whether, in fact, it was a test of an H-bomb, [...]

High Resolution Satellite Imagery Shows Continued Tunnel Construction at Punggye-ri

High Resolution Satellite Imagery Shows Continued Tunnel Construction at Punggye-ri

A 38 North exclusive, with analysis by Jack Liu. Summary New high-resolution commercial satellite imagery shows continued excavation of the new nuclear test tunnel (identified earlier this month) at Punggye-ri. Additionally, imagery has identified new activity at the North Portal (formerly known as the West Portal) at a test tunnel under [...]

New Nuclear Test Tunnel Under Construction at North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site

New Nuclear Test Tunnel Under Construction at North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jeffrey Lewis Recent commercial satellite imagery indicates that North Korea is excavating a new tunnel for nuclear testing at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site. This tunnel is in a new area of the site in addition to the three others where the North has either conducted nuclear tests or excavated tunnels in [...]

New Activity at North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site

New Activity at North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jack Liu and Joseph S. Bermudez Jr. Recent commercial satellite imagery indicates new activity at North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site, the location of Pyongyang’s previous three nuclear detonations. While there has been speculation that the North intends to conduct a fourth nuclear test to [...]

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 Despite renewed speculation of a possible North Korean nuclear test, recent commercial satellite imagery from September 7, 2015 shows no sign of nuclear test preparations at the North’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site and little or no change at the facility since August. West Portal At the [...]

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