North Korea

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Dr. Siegfried Hecker on North Korean nuclear weapons for BBC’s Nuclear Armageddon

This video features discussions on the nuclear issues in North Korea with a short discussion of Iran.

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Russia’s Growing Support for Iran and North Korea

Podcast: CNS expert Hanna Notte is interviewed on the podcast, Thinking the Unthinkable with Ankit Panda.

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North Korea’s Artificial Intelligence Research: Trends and Potential Civilian and Military Applications

North Korea’s recent endeavors in AI/ML development signify a strategic investment to bolster its digital economy.

Is Kim Jong Un Preparing for War?

The situation on the Korean Peninsula is more dangerous than it has been at any time since early June 1950.

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Strategic Empathy: Examining Pattern Breaks to Better Understand Adversaries

Through case studies involving Russia, North Korea, and Iran the authors suggest that a more holistic, nuanced understanding of the adversary can inform effective policy responses.

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Strategic Empathy for North Korea: The Intersection of Machine Learning and Nuclear Diplomacy

CNS Research Fellow, Hyuk Kim, provides a unique video seminar for policymakers to reevaluate their policies towards North Korea.


The New Authoritarian Axis: Russian Relations with North Korea and Iran

PODCAST: Assessing the significance of Russia’s increasingly close relationships with Pyongyang and Tehran for U.S. national security.

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Negative Security Assurance and Nuclear Diplomacy: Implications for the Complete Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula

Delve into North Korea’s perspective on negative security assurance (NSA) through an exploration of Pyongyang’s diplomatic narratives and discover the implications for the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

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Beyond North Korea: Possible Sources of Small Arms and Light Weapons Exports to Russia in 2022?

Economic and political interests influence supply chains in the Ukraine conflict. Understanding them can help scope out a reshaped political network that could be exploited by North Korea.

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Intangible Transfer of Technology (ITT): Open-source Information Analysis for the Implementation of Sanctions on North Korea

ITT controls are an important mechanism for impeding North Korea’s advancement in WMD production and maintenance.