North Korea

Dr. Siegfried Hecker Appointed as Distinguished Professor of Practice

The former director of Los Alamos National Laboratory and one of the most honored U.S. nuclear scientists has joined CNS.

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North Korea’s Nuclear Fusion Research

Inertial confinement fusion (ICF) helps states with experience in nuclear testing to advance their weapons program without having to conduct further full-scale testing.

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OP #53: Public-health Engagement with North Korea in the COVID-19 Era

A new program of humanitarian aid will be needed to permit a safe reopening, and potentially also to address the human consequences of the protracted closure.

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Short Course: Tracking North Korea’s WMD and Sanctions Evasion with Open Sources

New course teaching cutting-edge research techniques, tools, and resources used by CNS experts.

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How the US Plans to Crack Down on Ransom Payments to North Korean Hackers

Figuring out who is behind a ransom attack is a chronic problem in the cybersecurity world.

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Why insurance companies might be stuck paying ransoms to North Korean hackers

North Korean hackers make ransoms cheaper than backup and restoration costs, making it likely companies will pay up.

A Hybrid Education Model in Practice

A successful conclusion to phase one of the 2020 Undergraduate Fellowship.

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Expect a Surge in North Korean Missile Tests, and of Greater Range

North Korea is signaling this will be its busiest year of missile testing yet.

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OP #47: Dual Use in the DPRK

North Korea could produce more yellowcake than previously assessed.

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North Korea’s Illicit Maritime Activities

Cameron Trainer on the Small Arms Survey podcast.