North Korea conducted its first ever intercontinental-ballistic-missile test last week, which experts have said could reach Alaska.
In 2017 alone, North Korea has carried out 12 missile launches — eight successfully and four unsuccessfully. Still, this is far fewer than the last three years. North Korea attempted 24 missile launches in 2016, 15 in 2015, and 19 in 2014.
The graphic below shows the number of missile launches conducted by Pyongyang since 1984:
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