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Preliminary Assessment of the KN-24 Missile Launches

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BY: MICHAEL ELLEMAN MARCH 25, 2020WMD North Korea test fired a pair of KN-24 ballistic missiles on Saturday, March 21, 2020. According to a statement from South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of...
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Duterte ordered the expulsion of US troops from the Philippines

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UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte decided to cancel the 1998 agreement with the United States, which gave thousands of US troops the right to legally...
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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North Korea’s Hydroelectric Power – The Paektusan Hero Youth Power Stations

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Analysis by Peter Makowsky, Jenny Town and Samantha Pitz Background The series of three Paektusan Hero Youth Power stations and Sodusu Hydroelectric Power Station Dam are located along the Sodusu River,...
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Assessment of the March 9 KN-25 Test Launch

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On March 9, at 07:36 AM local time, North Korea reportedly fired at least three projectiles covering around 200 km and reaching a peak altitude of 50 km before...

North Korea’s New Pukguksong-3 Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile

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BY: MICHAEL ELLEMAN On October 2, North Korea conducted an underwater launch of its new Pukguksong-3 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) off the coast of Wonsan. The two-stage, solid-fuel missile flew on...
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Ambassador says coronavirus imported to China, points to genetic sequence as proof

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A gene sequence in the novel coronavirus indicates that the virus was imported to China’s Wuhan, instead of emerging there, China’s Ambassador to Russia Zhang Hanhui told TASS Friday. "Five...
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Powerful explosions thundered in two military US bases in Japan and Syria

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OKINAWA, DAMASCUS, (BM) – At the US Air Force Base “Kadena”, located in Japan, a powerful explosion occurred, which injured at least 8 US Air Force personnel, while sources...
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 procurement 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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Russian Su-35S, MiG-31BM scrambled to intercept US spy plane over Sea of Japan

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Russian fighter jets of the Eastern Military District were scrambled to intercept a US reconnaissance aircraft over the Sea of Japan, the Russian Defense Ministry told reporters on Saturday. Russian...
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Iran announces ‘Axis of Resistance Defense Treaty’

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The Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran announced on Monday that it will work on preparing a draft resolution on the “defense and security treaty...
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Lavrov points out UK’s double standards in regard to the Falkland Islands, Crimea

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London’s dissenting approaches to the situation with the Falkland Islands and the Crimean Peninsula is a display of double standards, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey...
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Navalny arrested until February 15

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Moscow’s Khimki Court has placed Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny under arrest until February 15, defense attorney Vadim Kobzev told TASS. "The Khimki Court ruled...
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Thousands of Illicit Bitcoin Mining Machines Seized in Iran

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian police have confiscated some 45,000 bitcoin mining machines that were illegally using subsidized electricity. Mohammad Hassan Motavalizadeh, head of Iran’s...
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Russian Air Force launches dozens of strikes over central Syria

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The Russian Aerospace Forces launched several strikes over the central region of Syria on Sunday, as their warplanes targeted several Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) hideouts...