Beyond Parallel Snapshot: North Korea’s Five Nuclear Tests

Foreign Affairs, Military, Nuclear Weapons
, by North Korean nuclear and missile capabilities are developing faster than world leaders and experts have anticipated. .. North Korea conducted a fifth nuclear test on September 9, 2016 at the Punggye-ri nuclear testing facility The explosive yield of the test was assessed by experts to be 10 kilotons, higher than any other…

The Fifth Test: North Korea Building a Strategic Rocket Force?

Foreign Affairs, Military, Nuclear Weapons
, by Yesterday’s nuclear test, the fifth by North Korea since 2006 suggests that North Korea can arm a missile with a nuclear warhead. And that may portend a significant change in how the United States thinks about dealing with North Korea... Yesterday’s nuclear test, the fifth by North Korea since 2006 suggests that North Korea can…

U.S.-ROK Exercises Do Not Provoke North Korea

Analysis, Foreign Affairs, Military, Nuclear Weapons
A new study by Beyond Parallel shows that annual US-ROK military exercises do not provoke North Korea... A new study by Beyond Parallel shows that annual U.S.-ROK military exercises – such as Ulchi Freedom Guardian which commence next week – do not provoke North Korea. The study’s findings demonstrate that these summer/fall…

DPRK Provocations During KR & FE Exercises

Analysis, Foreign Affairs, Military, Nuclear Weapons
, by Small-scale kinetic military conflicts and provocations that escalate quickly into a larger conflict could draw countries into a major war. The more we understand the relationship between North Korean provocations and U.S.-ROK military exercises, the more accurately we can determine the redlines for military action and regional conflict escalation.