North Korea

September 20232023International News

Russia Looks to North Korea to Resupply its Arsenal

Vladimir Putin invited Kim Jong Un to Russia in hopes of striking a deal with the leader of North Korea to replenish its depleting weapons arsenal. This meeting has stirred fear in the West as many are concerned that it may lead to Russia giving North Korea the nuclear weapon technology it’s been lacking for the last decade due to United Nations (UN) sanctions, according to CNN.

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February 20222022International NewsAsiaConflict and Security

North Korea Tests Its Longest-Range Missile Since 2017

On January 30, North Korea launched what is thought to be the country’s longest-range missile tested since 2017, according to BBC News.  states that the missile launched at a high trajectory with the apparent goal to avoid their neighbor’s territorial space, reaching a maximum altitude of 2,000 kilometers and traveling 800 kilometers.

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October 2021Frozen ConflictsFocusConflict and Security

FOCUS on Frozen Conflicts: North and South Korea

Tensions are mounting on the Korean Peninsula as North and South Korea find each other in an arms race. As a frozen conflict with its origins in the Korean war—which has not yet formally ended—both sides are attempting to resume peace talks while balancing strategic interests in the region. In 2018, both Koreas began re-establishing dialogue towards denuclearization and keeping regional peace.

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Campus SpotlightOctober 2021AsiaSchool of Diplomacy News

Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea Presents to the School of Diplomacy

On Wednesday, October 20, Cho Hyun, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, presented to the Seton Hall School of Diplomacy about the Republic of Korea’s and the United States’ alliance, the ROK’s unique relationship with the UN, and the ROK’s position on the world stage.

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September 2021International NewsAsia

DPRK Missile Test Inflames Tensions on the Korean Peninsula

On September 15, North Korea successfully launched ballistic missiles off their east coast. In doing so, they violated various United Nations resolutions. According to Al Jazeera, the missiles traveled for over two hours before they reached their target 930 miles away. During their journey, the missiles demonstrated agility by circling around into different paths.

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September 2020FocusDomestic Government Surveillance2020

Focus on Domestic Government Surveillance: North Korea

North Korea is one of, if not the most, surveillance-heavy countries on the planet. The Asian country is infamous for its strict government, tyrannical dictators, and repressive policies. Many have suffered at the hands of harsh rulers who continue to impose strict censorship and surveillance. It is virtually impossible to fully understand North Korean life as an outsider.

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