North Korea

OP#35: Countering North Korean Procurement Networks Through Financial Measures: The Role of Southeast Asia

OP#35: Countering North Korean Procurement Networks Through Financial Measures: The Role of Southeast Asia

Occasional Paper #35 is intended to aid Southeast Asian governments and financial institutions to counter financing of WMD programs in North Korea and other states of concern.

The North Korea standoff will get worse: Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump are trapped in a vicious cycle

Nothing good will come from the unyielding stances that prevail in Washington and Pyongyang.

The Likely Reason North Korea Has Stopped Its Ballistic Missile Tests — For Now

This is likely part of an annual slowdown in testing we’ve observed now in North Korea for several years.

Let’s Walk This Through: If North Korea Launches An ICBM, Then…

It takes a lot of rosy assumptions to get to President Trump’s 97% chance of success.

North Korean Flag in Pyongyang

How the US Turned North Korea into a Nuclear Power

The US has forgotten the cold logic of nuclear diplomacy. Time to remember it.

North Korea boasts about its nuclear weapons program by releasing photos and videos of its missiles. But in them are tiny clues to their true capability. A team of US analysts, working outside the government, shows how they decode these images to determine when North Korea is bluffing—and when it is showing true power.

Wall Street Journal Video Spotlights CNS “Decoders”

Cutting-edge intelligence tools aren’t just for governments anymore.

CNS article

The Problem With Canada’s Ballistic Missile Defence Debate

Canada’s conversation over North Korea policy should not be about missile defence.

CNS article

Donald Trump Threatened North Korea After Completely Imaginary Negotiations

Fake news is threatening to produce a very real war.

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.

CNS article

President Trump’s Bombastic Rhetoric Will Do Nothing to De-Nuclearize North Korea

Open threats of annihilation only reinforce the importance of weapons of mass destruction for the survival of the North Korean state.