David Schmerler Articles

North Korea’s Ballistic Missile Program: How We Got Here

For a country with such limited resources, how has North Korea’s ballistic missile program progressed so far?

OP#28: Geo4nonpro.org: A Geospatial Crowd-Sourcing Platform for WMD Verification

OP#28: Geo4nonpro.org: A Geospatial Crowd-Sourcing Platform for WMD Verification

Occasional Paper #28: Geo4nonpro is a web-based platform for public viewing and annotating satellite imagery.

North Korea’s Military Parade: What We Didn’t See

North Korea’s “Day of the Sun” parade suggests shifts in the country’s nuclear ambition.

These slides released by the Russian Federation purport to show a Buk missile launcher absent from a Ukrainian military base (left), and a pair of Buk missile launchers in a field on the day of the shootdown (right).

ANALYSIS: Russia Manipulated MH17 Photo

CNS researchers conclude Russia significantly altered photos of downed airliner to evade responsibility.

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North Korea Announces Rocket Launch February 8-25

North Korea’s peaceful space launch activities do double duty for its military program.