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A North Korean Taepodong-class missile is displayed during a military parade marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean war armistice in Pyongyang on July 27, 2013. (ED JONES/AFP PHOTO)

Why North Korea Needs Nukes

Nothing provides insurance against regime change like nuclear weapons. Read more…

A man watches a report on a North Korean missile launch at the Seoul Railway Station in March 2014 in Seoul, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

North Korea: The Shortcomings of a Successful Missile Test

The ability to launch ballistic missiles from submarines will only change North Korea‚Äôs strategic position once it also improves its fleet. Read more…

A North Korean military guide speaking to some visitors next to the captured USS Pueblo docked at a port in Pyongyang. (IAN TIMBERLAKE/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korea's Capture of the USS Pueblo Still Resonates

Stratfor's vice president of Asia-Pacific analysis, Rodger Baker, reflects on a visit to the U.S. ship that was captured in 1968 and is now on display in Pyongyang. Read more…