North Korean Provocations and U.S. Elections (1990-2020)

Beyond Parallel created a dataset of U.S. election events, incorporating both presidential and congressional midterm election years, and cross-tabulated this information with our original dataset on North Korean provocations over the same period. The graph below illustrates how close (in number of days) North Korean provocations have occurred in relation to U.S. elections. This is one of the first studies to look at whether there are patterns to North Korean behavior around U.S. elections.Click and drag to zoom.


Provocation, Presidential Election Year
Provocation, General/Midterm Election Year
Election Day