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North Korean Nukes 2.0?

North Korean Nukes 2.0?

Last weekend, North Korea responded to a UN Security Council condemnation of its missile launches by warning of “next-stage steps which the enemy can hardly imagine,” including “a new form of nuclear test for bolstering up its nuclear deterrence.” Golly, that sounds awfully hostile. A “new form” of nuclear test? My thoughts [...]

North Korea’s Nuclear and Rocket Test Sites: Activity Continues but No Sign of Test Preparations

North Korea’s Nuclear and Rocket Test Sites: Activity Continues but No Sign of Test Preparations

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Nick Hansen and Jack Liu. Summary Recent commercial satellite imagery of North Korea’s nuclear and rocket test sites indicates that while activities continue, there is no evidence to suggest preparations for impending nuclear or long-range rocket tests. Excavation continues on a new tunnel in the [...]

The Tunnels at Punggye-ri: An Alternative View

The Tunnels at Punggye-ri: An Alternative View

In recent weeks, a number of news outlets have reported that North Korea may be readying for another nuclear weapons explosion at its test site. The stories resulted from a remark by the South Korean Minister of Defense, who told lawmakers in Seoul that North Korea had finished preparations for another test at its Punggye-ri nuclear test [...]

North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: Significant Acceleration in Excavation Activity; No Test Indicators

North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: Significant Acceleration in Excavation Activity; No Test Indicators

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jack Liu Summary Recent commercial satellite imagery indicates a significant acceleration in excavation activity at the West Portal area since last viewed in early December 2013. The size of the pile of spoil excavated from a new tunnel appears to have doubled in a period of a little over a month. Exactly [...]

North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: No Indication of Nuclear Test Preparations

North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: No Indication of Nuclear Test Preparations

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jack Liu Summary While concerns that North Korea will launch provocations in the aftermath of Jang Song Thaek’s execution may be justified, recent commercial satellite imagery indicates that Pyongyang has no plan to conduct a nuclear test over at least the next few months. Through much of 2012, the site of [...]

Two New Tunnel Entrances Spotted at North Korea’s Punggye Nuclear Test Site

Two New Tunnel Entrances Spotted at North Korea’s Punggye Nuclear Test Site

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Nick Hansen Summary Recent commercial satellite imagery has identified two new tunnel entrances and continued excavation at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site. Excavation in the West Portal area, where North Korea’s 2009 and 2013 nuclear tests were conducted, and the South Portal area may be intended to [...]

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