North Korea

Upcoming Event Washington DC

Event: Lessons learned from eliminating WMD

A special event will be held in the CNS Washington office, September 12, 2016.


A Proliferation Plateau May Offer Unique Opportunities

Has proliferation to new countries reached a plateau? That is how things appear in early 2016 on the basis of publicly available information.

Upcoming Event Washington DC

New Course for USG Practitioners

Course will cover urgent current issues such as Iran, North Korea, and the Nuclear Security Summit.

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Are You Scared About North Korea’s Thermonuclear ICBM?

Jeffrey Lewis offers a self-dubbed “wildly unpopular plan” to counter Pyongyang’s missile program.

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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.

Satellite imagery of the Sohae Satellite Launch Center, North Korea.

DPRK Prepares for New Rocket Test

Recent activity at the Sohae Satellite Launch Center indicates North Korea may be preparing for a rocket test.


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.

The Future Impact of North Korea’s Emerging Nuclear Deterrent

The Future Impact of North Korea’s Emerging Nuclear Deterrent

The ripple effects of North Korea crossing the nuclear threshold may be more limited than they first appear.


New High Resolution B-Roll of North Korea Sites & Missiles

High resolution B-roll footage of North Korean nuclear sites and missiles is available for use by broadcast journalists, policy makers, and analysts.

Overview of the Pyongsan Uranium Mine and Uranium Concentration Plant.

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North Korea Increases Uranium Production

Closer scrutiny of North Korea’s uranium resources may help arrive at more accurate estimates of their nuclear weapon stockpile and capability.