DPRK Tests New Long-range Tactical Weapon

DPRK Tests New Long-range Tactical Weapon

On November 16, North Korean state media announced the test of a new “ultramodern tactical weapon,” which would provide the country with a “steel wall” of defense. According to an…

CSIS Report Reveals Undeclared DPRK Missile Bases

CSIS Report Reveals Undeclared DPRK Missile Bases

On November 12, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Beyond Parallel released a report showing satellite imagery of one of 13 identified but undeclared North Korean missile operating bases….

South Korea To Purchase SM-3 Interceptors

South Korea To Purchase SM-3 Interceptors

On October 12, South Korea‘s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) announced at a parliamentary audit their plan to purchase SM-3 interceptors to counter North Korea’s ballistic missiles. A decision “for…

DPRK to Permit ICAO Inspections

DPRK to Permit ICAO Inspections

North Korea will reportedly admit inspectors from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to conduct in-country inspections to assess measures taken by Pyongyang to improve the safety of commercial aircraft…

Trump-Kim Meeting Produces Preliminary Agreement

Trump-Kim Meeting Produces Preliminary Agreement

On June 12, President Donald Trump of the United States and Chairman Kim Jong Un of North Korea signed a statement at the Singapore summit which committed both countries to…

South Korea Plans New Guided Missile Brigade

South Korea Plans New Guided Missile Brigade

On March 19, South Korean media reported that the ROK Army will deploy a new guided missile unit to counter North Korea’s long-range artillery sites. “The Ministry of National Defense…

Trump Agrees to Meet With Kim

Trump Agrees to Meet With Kim

On March 8, the White House announced President Trump had accepted an invitation from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to meet for negotiations over its nuclear program. The invitation was…

When Allies Get Nervous

When Allies Get Nervous

In a nuclear world, nuclear weapons are needed to deter major attacks, but who should possess these instruments of deterrence? Today the challenge of keeping nonnuclear states from going nuclear may be growing, perhaps nowhere quite as much as in northeast Asia…

North Korea Plans Unha-4 Rocket Launch

North Korea Plans Unha-4 Rocket Launch

On December 11-12, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reportedly ordered state scientists to develop their largest rocket yet. According to a defector knowledgeable about the regime’s missile and space launch…