North Korea

North Korea Reportedly Having Trouble Printing Bills

Stephen Silver North Korea, Asia There have been reports going back to August that North Korea had been using the coupons in lieu of cash, possibly because ink and paper are no longer being imported from China. The coronavirus restrictions in...
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North Korea Has A Plan To Open “general Stores” But Its Citizens Are Skeptical

Stephen Silver North Korea, North Korea isn't without commerce, but a new plan to bolster commerce may make it harder for North Koreans to do business.  North Korea is, needless to say, not a capitalist country. But that doesn’t mean that...

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Time For A Peace Declaration For The Korean Peninsula

Doug Bandow North Korea, Asia Once North Korea possesses a certain ability to threaten the American homeland, the alliance with South Korea will be placed in doubt. One senses that the Biden administration is becoming desperate. How will it get...
Related topics: South Korea, Joe Biden

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North Korea's Ambitious Plan To Defeat America's Missile Defenses

Stephen Silver ICBMs, How concerned should America be about the progress being made on North Korea's missile launch capabilities?  Here's What You Need to Remember: The U.S. Intelligence Committee’s recent Annual Threat Assessment had found...

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These 5 Weapons Would Spearhead A Marine Invasion Of North Korea

Kyle Mizokami U.S. Marine Corps, Asia Any invasion of North Korea would come by sea. Here's What You Need to Know: U.S. Marines would be the first to enter the fight on the ground. In the event of a conflict on the Korean Peninsula, U.S. and...
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North Korea May Be Making Plans For A Future Without Kim Jong Un

Kim Jong Un at a celebration of North Korea's 73rd anniversary, at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, September 9, 2021. Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP Rumors have swirled around North Korean leader Kim Jong Un since he...
Related topics: Kim Jong-Un, Anniversaries, Pyongyang

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No Covid-19d-19 Here Or In North Korea: Turkmenistan

Yes, Turkmenistan is among the few nations on the planet claiming to have not had a single case of Covid-19, along with the DPRK, aka "North Korea."  The October 16 Economist reports, after noting the arrest of Nurgeldi Halykov, who reported...
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North Korea Says Slbm Launch Wasn’t Directed At U.s.

Stephen Silver North Korea, North Korea’s foreign ministry said that the United States does not need to “worry or agonize" over the launch. North Korea, earlier this week, conducted its eighth missile test of the year, one that the regime...

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Kim Jong-un's Bodyguards Pack Some Serious Punch

Caleb Larson Kim Jong-Un, Asia Their high-capacity AK-74 mags are quite large. Here's What You Need to Know: Talk about packing a big punch. North Korea fields a dizzying number of weapons, both small arms and more complex systems like tanks and...
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North And South Korea Are Both Showing Off New Weapons, But They're Trying To Send Very Different...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un aboard a submarine in an undated photo released on June 16, 2014. REUTERS/KCNA North Korea said it successfully tested a new, smaller submarine-launched ballistic missile on Tuesday. South Korea has also been busy...
Related topics: South Korea, Kim Jong-Un, World Photos, Reuters

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Does Biden Have A Plan For North Korea?

Eric Gomez Yongbyon nuclear reactor, What does the Yongbyon nuclear reactor have to do with this? Key point: The reactor at Yongbyon and a nearby radiochemical laboratory represent the only publicly known facilities in North Korea that produce...
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North Korea Claims Latest Missile Test Didn't Target Us

North Korea has hit back at U.S. criticism over its test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile this week, saying it was rightfully exercising its rights for self-defense and that the weapon doesn’t specifically target the United States

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Chinese City Hunts For North Korean Defector Facing Deportation Who Escaped From Prison

Zhu Xianjian, who was apprehended by Chinese authorities within two days of crossing the border, faced deportation after his prison sentence and possible torture upon return to North Korea.

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North Korea’s New Sub-launched Missile Sign Of Diversifying Nuclear Arsenal, Experts Say

The new missile appeared to be a tactical weapon showing its readiness to confront Japan and South Korea, as well as the U.S.
Related topics: South Korea, Japan

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Five Looming Global Flashpoints

China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran pose enduring challenges to international peace. But five other possible flashpoints loom. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential
Related topics: China, Russia, Iran

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Open Borders In North Korea? You Can Blame Coronavirus

East Asia Forum North Korea, Asia Even without hard data it's easy to say North Korea has been hit hard by the pandemic.  Here's What You Need To Remember: Selectively opening border trade to allow some trade through is a good way to maintain...

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Reducing The Role Of U.s. Nuclear Weapons Could Let North Korea Off Easy

Bruce W. Bennett North Korea, Asia Against growing North Korean WMD threats, additional U.S. nuclear deterrence declaratory strategy, backed up by appropriate nuclear weapon capabilities and planning, may be needed. Editor’s note: In late...

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China Changes The Hypersonic Calculation

Stephen Silver China, Asia Reports about missile launches from countries like North Korea often come immediately after the fact, usually because the country responsible immediately touts them. In a big surprise over the weekend, it was reported...
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Macro Briefing: 19 October 2021

* US Lawmakers focus on tougher regs to curb Big Tech’s influence * China and Russia naval vessels sail through Japan strait * North Korea fires ballistic missile on Tuesday * Energy crunch threatens global recovery as winter approaches * Is...
Related topics: China, Russia, Japan

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South Korea Says North Korea Fired Projectile Into Sea

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s military says North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile to its eastern waters as it continued a recent streak of weapons tests apparently aimed at pressuring Washington and Seoul over a stalled nuclear...
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