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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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Brighter Than a Thousand Suns: Is Kim Jong-un Gearing Up for The Mother of All October Surprises?

Kim Jong-un has given Donald Trump a deadline of one year to play ball on denuclearisation. Next year is an election year. October surprise! Continue reading

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What Happened at Hanoi, What You’re Supposed to Think Did, and What Should Happen Now

What you’re supposed to think happened at Hanoi, didn’t happen at Hanoi and Donald Trump is no Forrest Gump because though a moron Gump wasn’t a hustler. Continue reading

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North Korea’s Reassembly Activity at the Sohae Satellite Launch Facility

Post Hanoi news has been dominated by reassembly activity at Sohae. What might it mean for North Korea’s space programme and nuclear talks with the US? Continue reading

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