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Tianran Xu
Jaewoo Shin
Katsuhisa Furukawa
September 17, 2021

The First DPRK Missile Launch from a Railmobile Launcher

Official media of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) reported on 16 September 2021 that a newly established "railway-borne missile regiment" launched two ballistic missiles from a rail-mobile launcher on 15 September 2021. This is the first time the DPRK has revealed this ballistic mis...
Tianran Xu
September 08, 2021

Ballistic Missile and Rocket Institutions in Taiwan, China

This report is the first in a series of reports on ballistic missile/space launch vehicle development in the Republic of Korea, Japan and Taiwan, China, with a focus on institutions that are capable of producing components that could be subject to the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) or the ...
Jaewoo Shin
Veronika Bedenko
Laura Rockwood
August 30, 2021

Applicability Of The JCPOA Experience To The Korean Peninsula Crisis Resolution

This paper explores what lessons can be drawn from the process and framework of the negotiations on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that might be applicable to crisis resolution on the Korean Peninsula. Particular focus is put on aspects related to conflict mediation and trust-buildin...
Matthew Frank
July 26, 2021

Continued Construction Activities at Yusang-ni Missile Base

The Yusang-ni Missile Base is one of the largest and most recently completed North Korean missile bases and reportedly hosts a number of ballistic missile systems. Recent imagery from June 2021 indicates that some relatively minor construction continues at the facility, with a number of old building...
Tianran Xu
July 14, 2021

New Construction at the Tonghae Satellite Launching Ground

This report is a work product for the Korean Peninsula monitoring project, which aims to provide situation awareness about the Korean Peninsula. This particular report is about changes ONN detected from satellite images at North Korea's Tonghae Satellite Launching Ground.