North Korea

Are We Approaching a Dangerous Line? Or a New World Order?

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May and early June 2022 saw the development of an aggravation trend, continuing the course described in a previous article on this topic. On May 25, just one day after US President Joe Biden completed his Asian trip, North Korea fired three ballistic missiles. This was the 17th launch since the beginning of this year. All the missiles fell…

Coronavirus has Reached North Korea

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Alas, this has happened and the author begins a series of articles on what the situation looks like at the moment, as well as on the likely causes and consequences of this fact. The chronology of events so far is roughly as follows: no cases of coronavirus infection have been officially reported in the country since the pandemic began. In July 2020, authorities reported…

Military Parade in Pyongyang on April 25, 2022

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Although Kim Il-sung’s 110th birthday on April 15, 2022 was spared from military demonstrations, the expected parade (the twelfth during Kim Jong-un’s presidency) was held ten days later. On April 25, the country celebrated the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army, the predecessor of today’s KPA. While the existence…

On 110th Anniversary of North Korea’s Founder

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On April 15, 2022 North Korea will celebrate the main national holiday, the Day of the Sun. This Day is the birthday of Kim Il Sung, the first leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, whose charismatic personality is surrounded by a lot of myths, both red and black. Today’s North Korea and the history of this country largely correlate with Kim Il Sung’s life journey…

Launch of Hwasong-17 on March 24, 2022

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On March 24, North Korea successfully launched a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the Hwasong-17, on the personal order of its leader Kim Jong-un. According to the KCNA, all major elements and systems of the ICBM performed as designed, confirming their reliability and accurate compliance with design requirements…

Awaiting New DPRK Satellites and New Sanctions

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Events have taken a new turn since the last report on the development of the DPRK’s missile program, focusing on the launch of two supposedly medium-range missiles. In addition to US and South Korean calls to “cease missile provocations and come to the negotiating table,” there have been clear signs of escalation. On March 7, International Atomic Energy…

Waiting for DPRK’s New Satellite

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While January 2022 saw a record number of missile launches by the DPRK in a calendar month, late February and early March 2022 marked the beginning of a new series. On February 27, the DPRK launched an unspecified ballistic missile from Sunan Airport near Pyongyang towards the Sea of Japan. According to a statement by the ROK Joint Chiefs…

Self-Exposure of the Myth of North Korean Hackers

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More recently NEO wrote that the termination of the DPRK moratorium and a potentially new round of tension could have been caused by a series of hacker attacks on the North Korean Internet in the second half of January 2022, since fortunately back in 2018, the United States stated that the first shot of this war would be fired in cyberspace. Yes, it was not possible to collapse…

DPRK Missile Tests at the End of January 2022: the Moratorium Is Over

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January 2022 has been rather busy in terms of missile launches by the DPRK, and following the meeting of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea held on January 20, the month became even more eventful after they had hinted at the possible discontinuation of the unilateral moratorium. On January…

Cyberattack against the DPRK: Reasons for the January 2022 Escalation?

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When talking about the reasons for the end of the North Korean moratorium, global media and most pundits have disregarded one factor that could have played a key role in the DPRK leadership’s decision. On January 14, 2022, NK News reported about North Korea’s disappearance from the Internet that lasted several hours…

Is the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Beginning to Open Up?

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After a year and a half of interruption, North Korea has reopened rail connections with China. Since the end of January 2020, the DPRK has halted cross-boarder railway services. Even though on June 26, 2020 one freight train passed from Hunchun (a border city in China’s Jilin province) to Tumangang station on the North Korea…

Is the End of DPRK Moratorium at Hand?

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The previous publication on the North Korean missile launches ended on the description of the events that took place on January 14, 2022. The missiles were fired after the North warned of a “stronger reaction” in response to newly imposed US sanctions on six North Korean citizens involved in weapons of mass destruction programs as well as one Russian national…


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