North Korea

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CNS DC Hosts Officials from Latin America and Southeast Asia for 2022 Export Control Fellowship Program

The program provided opportunities for government officials working on trade control-related areas to engage in intensive academic studies.

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What UN Voting Reveals about North Korean Nuclear Issues

Data analysis suggests grounds for pessimism over convergence among all the parties.

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Hinge Points: An Inside Look at North Korea’s Nuclear Program

Between 2004 and 2010, Dr. Siegfried Hecker, made seven trips to North Korea exploring ways to reduce the danger of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program.

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CNS Washington, DC Residential Program on North Korea Sanctions

CNS reengaged eight countries on implementation of sanctions, particularly due to the changes in North Korean sanctions evasion during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A Full Spectrum Look at North Korea’s Nuclear Program: From Above, On the Ground, and In Person

The three presentations demonstrated the power of the viewing from a multi-spectrum perspective and highlighted CNS’ unusual and diverse pool of expertise.

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It’s Time to Accept That North Korea Has Nuclear Weapons

Washington needs to contemplate the unthinkable: accepting that North Korea is a nuclear state. – Jeffrey Lewis in the New York Times.

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.