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“North Korean hackers” in 2022

The author constantly writes about the “crimes of hackers from the DPRK,” and after talking about the problems that the cybersecurity of the Republic of Korea is facing, it’s time to talk about what hackers from the North have recently been accused of. The claim that the Pyongyang regime is making money for its nuclear missile program by hacking has become so common when directing…

Thirty large-scale MLRS and other successes of North Korea’s rocket program this New Year

In both North and South Korea, rocket scientists were able to congratulate themselves on a number of new achievements at the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023.  South Korea launched a solid-fuel rocket and completed a lunar orbit, while their North Korean colleagues continued to fulfil the policies of their…

A new step to the dangerous line: now with drones?

On December 26, 2022, there was an incident between North and South that some media outlets immediately hyped as “peninsula on the brink of war”: five North Korean drones crossed the inter-Korean border, with one of them flying over northern Seoul. This was the first such incident in five years. Four downed drones were discovered in the spring and fall of 2014…

Implementation of the rocket decisions of the WPK Congress

The middle of December 2022 was marked by several important events that were not so much an aggravation of the situation on the Korean peninsula, but rather an important step in implementing the decisions of the 8th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea regarding the development of the DPRK’s nuclear missile capabilities. On December 15…

The anniversary of the DPRK missile launch

Tensions between North and South Korea have not abated, and the advance toward the danger line is unceasing. On November 9, North Korea launched a short-range ballistic missile toward the Sea of Japan. On the same day, the South Korean military announced that fragments of one of the North Korean missiles recovered the previous day in waters near the sea…

No DPRK nuclear test yet

North Korea has conducted a total of six nuclear tests since 2006 and a seventh is believed to be just around the corner – in 2022, Western experts have named seven or eight dates on which Kim Jong-un will definitely detonate a nuclear bomb. In late October, US Department of State Spokesman Ned Price, ROK President Yoon Suk-yeol, US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and US National Security…

Relations between the USA and North Korea in the second half of 2022

When considering the increase in tensions in the Korean Peninsula in autumn 2022 – an issue the present author has dedicated several articles to – it is worth looking at how relations…

Another half step to the dangerous line

Just when the author thought that, once the North Korean “nuclear counterattack exercise” was over, he could have a rest, this, unfortunately, would not come to pass!  The tension continues unabated and the dangerous line is one step closer. There have been many developments, so it is easier to present the situation on a day-to-day basis. Kim Jong-un led…

DPRK exercises: Pyongyang has revealed its cards and the dangerous line is half a step closer

Since the publication of the visit of the US carrier group to the ROK, the vicious circle of tensions has taken another turn or two. The previous digest was ended with Pyongyang launching two short-range ballistic missiles on October 6, while 8 North Korean fighter jets and 4 bombers flew near the line…

DPRK launches medium-range missile, danger line is one step closer

The current rise in tensions on the Korean peninsula is by no means over with US carrier group maneuvers and a series of short-range North Korean missile launches. It should be recalled that “in a previous episode” the US and ROK conducted naval exercises involving the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and…

North Korea’s October rocket launches: international reactions

Following on from our previous article on the escalation of tensions in October 2022, we will look at the international reaction to North Korea’s rocket launches. The first thing that should be noted is that the launches did not cause any particular concern in either Russia or China. There was no outbreak of heated rhetoric from politicians or…

PRC-DPRK Relations in 2021-2022; the Political Aspect

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Following a series of articles on the interaction between Seoul and Beijing, it is worth examining what the communication between Beijing and Pyongyang has looked like. Kim and Xi have constantly exchanged personal messages. For example, on March 23, 2021 Kim Jong-un sent a verbal personal message to Xi Jinping, informing…


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