Category Archives: North Korea

Nuclear North Korea: the View from Seoul

By Kelsey Davenport (Seoul, Republic of Korea)—North Korea’s third nuclear test on Feb. 12 sparked concern in the international community about possible qualitative and quantitative improvements to Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal. But concerns about an increasing number of nuclear weapons on … Continue reading

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Obama Renews Commitment to Reducing Nuclear Weapons Threat

By Daryl G. Kimball Barack Obama’s State of the Union pledge to continue “to lead the effort to prevent the spread of the world’s most dangerous weapons” represents a renewal of the President’s commitment to pursue a step-by-step plan toward … Continue reading

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Defying Global Taboo, North Korea Conducts 3rd Nuclear Blast

By Daryl G. Kimball and Greg Thielmann The government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has apparently conducted its third nuclear test explosion, defying the explicit demands of the UN Security Council and the international community that it … Continue reading

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Korean Missile Envy

By Greg Thielmann The United States and it close ally, the Republic of Korea (ROK), have just scored an “own goal” by agreeing to allow ROK development of longer-range ballistic missiles – a move that will set back international efforts … Continue reading

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DPRK Now 0-4 On Long-Range Missile Tests; Now Task Is to Prevent 3rd Nuclear Test

By Peter Crail and Daryl G. Kimball Today, the leaders of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) followed through with their plan to conduct a long-range ballistic missile test, which failed, according to early assessments. The DPRK claimed the … Continue reading

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Signs of Progress on North Korean Nuclear Problem

By Daryl G. Kimball Today, the U.S. State Department announced that the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) has agreed to implement a moratorium on nuclear weapon test explosions, long-range missile launches and other nuclear activities, including enrichment at its … Continue reading

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Possible North Korean Nuke Test Shows Power of CTBT Monitoring System

By Tom Z. Collina A new study in the March 2012 issue of Science & Global Security suggests that North Korea carried out a small nuclear explosive test in May 2010. If true, this would be the third nuclear test … Continue reading

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