Category Archives: North Korea

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile Over Japan; By Carlyle A. Thayer

CAS article no. 0043/2017 A major development has just taken place today and we request your urgent assessment. North Korea fired a ballistic missile that passed over Japan, around 5:57 a.m. local time on Tuesday, August 29. A South Korean military official told NBC News that the missile flew for about 2,700 kilometers (1,678 miles), reaching a maximum altitude of 550 kilometers (342 miles). According to Itsunori Onodera, Japan’s defense… Read Article →

North Korea: Ramifications of its Nuclear Test; By Carlyle A. Thayer

CAS article no. 0014/2016 Courtesy: Thayer Consultancy Background Brief, January 9, 2016 As you see, the latest North Korea’s move by claiming they had successfully tested Hydrogen Nuclear Bomb has caused worldwide concerns. So, I would like to ask for your opinions about what is happening: Q1: Does North Korea’s move really affect the world security? Especially according to Reuters, North Korea boosted frontline troop strength as South readies broadcasts. ANSWER: North Korea’s explosion… Read Article →

North Korea’s Nuclear Test: Six Explanations; By Carlyle A. Thayer

CAS article no. 0013/2016 Courtesy: Thayer Consultancy Background Brief, January 7, 2016 Background Briefing: Could you comment on North Korea’s nuclear testing today? Why did they do that this particular time? ANSWER: North Korea’s claim to have carried out a more advanced test of a nuclear bomb than previously has not been confirmed by independent sources. The United States government has cast doubt on North Korea’s claim it conducted a test of a hydrogen bomb…. Read Article →

North Korea: Time for a Re-Think?; By Dr. Sridhar Krishnaswami

CAS article no:  0017/2015 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies The visit to the North Korean Embassy by a Minister of State of the Modi government has naturally started a debate on whether indeed it is a good time to re-start to what has been referred to a frosty  relations between India and North Korea. In fact academics and analysts of the Korean peninsula have been making the point that… Read Article →