03 Aug 2018

Russia allows entry of thousands of North Korean workers

“Russia is allowing thousands of fresh North Korean laborers into the country and granting new work permits in potential violation of U.N. sanctions, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.” So far, over 10,000 North Koreans have registered in Russia in the past year. These actions may violate U.N. sanctions

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31 Jul 2018

North Korea working on new missiles despite denuclearization pledge

New satellite imagery show new activity at missile production sites in North Korea, according to unnamed officials. This evidence would run counter to President Trump’s insistence since his summit with North Korean leader Kim that “there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea.”  Source: North Korea working on

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24 Jul 2018

North Korea Begins Dismantling Key Facilities at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station

Satellite imaging has found that North Korea is dismantling a satellite-launching and rocket-engine testing facility, the first sign of progress following weeks of inaction after what many fear to have been empty promises during the Trump-Kim summit. “Since these facilities are believed to have played an important role in the

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16 Jul 2018

North Korea reportedly threatened to sell missile technology to Iran unless Israel paid $1 billion

In an attempt that reveals the greatest threat from a nuclear North Korea, a North Korean diplomat allegedly threatened an Israeli diplomat that, unless Israel paid North Korea $1 billion, it would sell ballistic missile technology to Iran. While this reportedly took place back in 1999, it highlights the proliferation

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09 Jul 2018

North Korea Submarine Development Signals Increased Nuclear Threat

In the midst of negative language from North Korea following the US Secretary of State’s visit to the country, South Korean military intelligence has shared that North Korea may be developing new nuclear submarines able to launch nuclear missiles. Such developments would further complicate U.S. efforts to denuclearize the peninsula

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09 Jul 2018

After talks, North Korea accuses US of ‘gangster-like’ demands

After multiple days of negotiations with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, North Korea has indicated a difficult road ahead for denuclearization by dismissing U.S. demands as “gangster-like.” Pompeo announced the achievement of a number of commitments for additional discussions before North Korean state news announced that they led to

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02 Jul 2018

North Korea ‘hacking the hell out of Latin America’

North Korea has been using cyberattacks to generate revenue for the cash-strapped government since 2016. Already in 2018, researchers have attributed a $110 million USD attack against Mexico’s state bank and a $10 million USD attack on the Bank of Chile to North Korean hackers. Continued efforts by North Korean

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02 Jul 2018

Bolton: US has a plan to dismantle North Korea’s nuclear program within a year

U.S. national security advisor John Bolton announced a U.S. plan for the full dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear missiles program within a year. Declining to comment on intelligence suggesting it to be “unlikely” that North Korea will denuclearize and that the country may be actively deceiving U.S. intelligence, Bolton indicated

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29 Jun 2018

Mattis: US to maintain troop levels in South Korea

Quieting speculation and fears that the U.S. would pull its forces out of the Korean peninsula, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis affirmed that the U.S. will maintain its forces as it moves forwards with negotiations with North Korea. The U.S. maintains a force of 28,500 troops in South Korea and,

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19 Jun 2018

China’s Xi praises North Korea’s Kim for Trump summit, promises support

On his third trip to China this year, Kim met with Chinese President Xi Jinping where he received praise for the Trump summit and assurances of China’s continued friendship. “No matter the chances in the international and regional situation, China’s party and government’s resolute position on being dedicated to consolidating

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