North Korea Nuclear Update – 2004

As the year 2004 began, North Korea offered once again to freeze its nuclear program as part of a deal that might resolve its standoff with the United States. And…

North Korea Missile Update – 2003

Although North Korea has not tested a long-range missile since 1998, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency reports that North Korea is still actively importing raw material and components for its…

North Korea Missile Update – 2000

North Korea has not tested a missile since the August 1998 flight of a three-stage Taepo-dong-1 rocket that failed to put a satellite into orbit. A year later, in September…

North Korea Missile Update – 1998

On August 31, 1998, North Korea launched what was initially believed to be a two-stage Taepodong 1 (TD1) missile eastward over Japan. The first stage of the missile fell into…

North Korean Missile Exports

During the past decade, U.S. intelligence has watched North Korea conduct a booming missile trade with Iran, Egypt and Syria. Washington is now urging Pyongyang to put the brakes on…

North Korea Still Shopping for Missile-Related Technology

North Korea has tried for years to acquire missile-related components and technology from suppliers in the United States, Europe, Russia and Asia. Without outside help, Pyongyang will have difficulty boosting…

North Korea’s Nuclear-Capable Missiles

As the Risk Report went to press in early November, U.S. officials worried that North Korea was preparing to test-fire its newest missile, the Nodong-I, over the Sea of Japan….

North Korea: Missiles at a Glance

FROG Range: 60-70 kilometers Payload: 450-550 kilograms Length: 9-9.5 meters Weight: 2.3-2.5 tons Stages: 1 Propellant: Solid fuel Mission: Nuclear, chemical or high-explosive warhead Status: 54 FROG-3/5/7s deployed SCUD-B Range:…

Sizing Up the North Korean Nuclear Deal

Foresight (Tokyo) March 1995 Roughly one month ago, the United States detected the first violation of the nuclear accord that it signed with North Korea last year. Pyongyang seems to…