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North Korea claims to have tested hypersonic missiles

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is boasting a new milestone, claiming it successfully tested its first hypersonic missile, one the country says will soon be nuclear capable. It was the third round of missile launches in the month of September. If the test is confirmed to be true, North Korea is no longer simply … Continued

5 countries before and after they fell to authoritarian rule

Regimes rise and fall. The Roman Empire lies in ruins and most of the former European colonies have regained their independence. Yet, each of these regimes leaves a long-lasting print on the land they rule. By shaping the laws, the economy and the livelihood of the inhabitants’ leaders control the culture. Some of these legacies … Continued

A brief history of North Korea’s nuclear programs

North Korea hasn’t always been a nuclear pariah. For most of its history, it was just a regular pariah. Even the Soviet Union wasn’t thrilled with Kim Il-Sung’s special brand of communism, but as time went on other communists became hard to come by, so they cut the North Koreans a break.  Time definitely took … Continued

North Korea snubs the US and returns to China’s warm embrace

The year 2020 was a good year for almost no one, especially anyone in North Korea. Despite overtures from the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump, reconciliation between North and South Korea never materialized. Rapprochement with the U.S. never fully took hold, either.  Then the global COVID-19 pandemic hit. North Korea needed help, and for … Continued

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