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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.

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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.

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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.

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?

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A Brief History of the Huge Mess in North Korea

Talking and food aid have not been the problem.

Melissa Hanham on PBS NewsHour

Technical and Political Insights into North Korea

Warring words, nuclear tests, and increased missile capabilities: CNS experts on the developments and implications.

CNS article

Why Didn’t the US Shoot Down North Korea’s Missile? Maybe It Couldn’t

Pyongyang’s claim that it has tested a hydrogen bomb that can be loaded on a ballistic missile raises questions about how good the west’s defense systems are.

CNS article

The Clear Logic of the Latest North Korean Test

Kim Jong Un has a predictable purpose and a plan.

North Korea’s Nuclear Bomb: Can We Work Out Its Power?

How do we work out the size and nature of North Korea’s nuclear test? A physicist explains.