Melissa Hanham Articles

Advances in North Korea’s Missile Program and What Comes Next

The longer the wait, the greater North Korea’s technological capabilities will become, making diplomacy and war more difficult and dangerous.

Taiwan’s Export Control System: Overview and Recommendations

OP#32: Taiwan’s Export Control System: Overview and Recommendations

Occasional Paper #32 provides an overview and assessment of Taiwan’s export control program, with a focus on strategic high-tech commodities (SHTC).

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 Nuclear / Radiological

Have North Korea’s Missile Tests Paid Off?

North Korea’s missile tests may eventually result in a deployable ICBM.

First Atomic Bomb from China

China’s Happy to Sit Out the Nuclear Arms Race

China has figured out low-cost deterrence and the limits of nuclear weapons.

42nd Parliament, House of Commons Chamber in session

CNS Expert Melissa Hanham Testifies in Canadian Parliament on DPRK Sanctions

NOVEMBER 30, 2016: Sanctions are not a panacea, Hanham asserts, but they have slowed Pyongyang’s development of WMD.

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.

Iran Preparing for Possible Rocket Launch

Satellite analysis indicates an imminent test by the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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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.

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Video Analysis of North Korean Missile Test

The media show interest as CNS experts analysis of North Korea’s missile test video was found to be manipulated and the test itself a failure.