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North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Complex: Activity Around the UEP Suggests Ongoing Operations

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BY: PETER MAKOWSKY, FRANK PABIAN AND JACK LIUJULY 28, 2020SATELLITE IMAGERY, WMDCommercial satellite imagery over the past year indicates that the light activity observed throughout North Korea’s...
An S-400 air defence missile system at the Hmeymim airbase (photo Sputnik)

Russia completes delivery of second S-400 missile system regimental set to China

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Russia has concluded delivery of a second S-400 Triumf (Triumph) missile system regimental set to China via maritime transport, the handover certificate was signed in December in China, a...
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China improves new J-20 stealth fighter with Russia’s help

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The Chinese stealth fighter J-20 entered service with the Air Force of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, and numerous reports emerged indicating that the United States had lost its...
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MSDF joins trilateral military exercises with U.S., Australia on doorstep of South China Sea

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The Maritime Self-Defense Force conducted trilateral military exercises with the Australian Defence Force and the USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group on the doorstep of the disputed...
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Russia rejects joining NASA’s Artemis moon program in favor of China

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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine is tirelessly forming an international coalition to support the Artemis return to the moon program. Recently, Bridenstine signed a Joint Exploration Declaration of Intent (JEDI) with Japan regarding Artemis...
Kim Jong-Un presiding over a target strike exercise conducted by the special operation forces of the Korean People's Army (KPA) at an undisclosed location

North Korea Proceeds Down a Nuclear Path

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BY: 38 NORTHJULY 20, 2020COMMENTARY, MEDIA ANALYSISReports about the unusual “closed-door meeting” of the Workers’ Party of Korea Central Military Commission (CMC) on July 18 suggested that...
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A Cold Peace: New Arms Race in East Asia

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Yang Yi-zhongAuthors: Yang Yi-zhong& Hu Yong-heng*On July 16, Japanese government issued “The White Paper” on national defense. As usual, Japanese government accordingly announced that due to “Uncertainty...
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North Korea’s Foreign Propaganda Takes a Step Towards Modernity

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BY: MARTYN WILLIAMSOne of North Korea’s most popular YouTube channels has quietly removed video documentaries that idolize the life of Kim Il Sung, the father of the...
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US spy plane appears in South China Sea amid increased tensions with China

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One of the US Navy’s MQ-4C Triton high altitude long endurance (HALE) reconnaissance drones was spotted entering the South China Sea on Wednesday – the latest addition to an...
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North Korea’s Chemical and Coal Liquefaction Industries: The Difficult Path Ahead to Self-Reliance

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BY: BENJAMIN KATZEFF SILBERSTEINThe North Korean government is gearing up for prolonged conditions of economic autarky, as reflected in its renewed commitment to boost fertilizer manufacturing and...
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MIDDLE EASTBeijing’s strategic 25-year partnership with Tehran

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Beijing is in the final stages of approving the 25-year $400 billion economic and security deal with Tehran dubbed Sino-Iranian Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. The...

World’s Biggest Methanol Plant Opens in Iran

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian president on Thursday inaugurated the world’s largest methanol producing plant in the country’s southern province of Bushehr.In...
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Lukashenko: US passport holders among those detained in Belarus ahead of election

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Individuals with US passports linked to the Department of State were detained in the run-up to the election in Belarus, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko...
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Syrian Army heavily strikes jihadist forces near Turkish border

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The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a heavily bombarded the jihadist positions near the Latakia-Turkish border, Thursday, hitting a number of sites belonging to...

Iran sends 95 tons of aid to Lebanon

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The head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society, Karim Hemti, announced on Thursday, the dispatch of two planes filled with humanitarian aid to Lebanon. The...