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Princeton University

Evidence about North Korea’s Nuclear-Weapon Designs

Open-source data presents a consistent picture of DPRK’s four nuclear-weapon designs

Robots at a tech conference

The End of Military-Techno Pax Americana?

Washington’s strategic responses to Chinese AI-enabled military technology.

North Korea flag on a computer screen

Judge Juche: How North Korean Front Companies Sell Their Software to the World

The global reach of North Korean IT companies challenges those seeking to comply with sanctions on North Korea.

Nuclear test at Yucca Flats, Nevada. Source: National Atomic Veterans of America (naav.com)

Nuclear Testing Is a Thing of the Past… Right?

A small but influential contingent of senior officials believes we should start testing again.

Students from Japan US and Russia in Nagasaki Japan

Learning from Hiroshima and Nagasaki

To reach peace and security, we need to overcome maintaining the status quo.

Satellite image of the training center on the coast

Revealed: North Korea’s Likely New Submariner Training Center

North Korea’s images of a new submarine, likely with multiple submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs).

The Washington Post

North Korea Is Keeping Its Nukes. That Seems to Be Fine with Trump Now.

The administration is treating North Korea like the nuclear power it is.

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Reflecting on the Past, Present, and Future of Nuclear Weapons in International Politics

Accessible, policy-relevant scholarship can help inform both public and policymaker conversations.

NK News

The Limits of Kim’s Patience: Will North Korea Test another Missile Soon?

As negotiations continue to stall, the DPRK leader’s options appear increasingly limited.

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OP #46: Options for a Verifiable Freeze on North Korea’s Missile Programs

Freezing North Korea’s missile program can be a first step toward promoting trust and providing concrete security benefits.