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North Korea’s Academy of Defence Science Conducts a Static Hot Test of a Liquid Propelled Missile (Rocket) Engine at Sohae

The static hot test of a large high thrust liquid propelled missile engine at Sohae means North Korea’s bomb is coming out of the basement. Continue reading

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North Korea’s 28 November KN-25 MLRS Test

The 28 November KN-25 MLRS Test was said to be all signal but that was all so much noise. Additionally shoot-and-scoot was important but a secondary consideration. Continue reading

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North Korea’s October KN-25 MLRS Test, the Recent Politics of Denuclearisation, and the Agenda for 2020 and Beyond.

North Korea’s October KN-25 MLRS Test. The recent politics of denuclearisation as a blame game, and thinking about the agenda for 2020 and beyond. Continue reading

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North Korea’s Pukguksong-3 SLBM Test: What Insights Might We Draw?

What insights about capability and strategy might be drawn from North Korea’s Pukguksong-3 SLBM test? Continue reading

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Not So Squeezy: What to Make of North Korea’s Latest Round of Missile Testing?

Much water has flowed down the Kuryong since our last greeting on North Korea. Developments have been dominated by continued North Korean short range missile testing, although the enshrining of changes to the constitution of the DPRK (announced at a … Continue reading

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North Korea Tests More Missiles: Is an ICBM Test on the Horizon?

North Korea’s frenetic tempo of missile and multiple rocket launcher system testing continues, with yet another test today (range 450km, apogee 37km). Here I’d like to make some remarks about the diplomatic aspect, leaving aside the technical issues so we … Continue reading

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Kim Rattles the Sabre: North Korea Unveils a Romeo Class SSB Mod and Conducts Two KN-23 SRBM Tests.

What an extraordinary week it was, with those of us following all things nucleus kept busy by one development after the next. As usual Kim Jong-un was front and centre, however there was more to it than North Korea this … Continue reading

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North Korea’s KN-23 SRBM and Strategic Stability

It’s not the KN-23 SRBM alone that’s a threat to strategic stability on the Korean peninsula. That threat comes from a mutual strategic interaction between the US, South Korea, and North Korea. Continue reading

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It Takes Two Baby: North Korea’s Second Iskander Like SRBM Test and Strategic Stability

The escalation ladder we are climbing with North Korea is starting to take some serious and some ominous shape. Continue reading

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Making an International Crisis into an International Crisis: North Korea Tests Short Range Ballistic Missile and Multiple Rocket Launchers in Echo of 2017

We’re riding an escalation ladder with North Korea, and we’ll continue to do so until we recognise that North Korea also has interests. Continue reading

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