North Korea

  • Commentary

    U.S. Policy Should Reflect Its Own Quiet Acceptance of a Nuclear North Korea

    It wouldn’t be an altruistic giveaway to Pyongyang; it would help the United States and its Northeast Asian allies improve their own security.

  • Commentary

    North Korea’s Doctrinal Shifts Are More Dangerous Than Missile Launches

    At a time when North Korea shows little interest in engagement, both Seoul and Washington can and should take unilateral measures to mitigate the risk of inadvertently prompting nuclear escalation. This would not be altruism but rather in self-interest to reduce the risks of unnecessary inadvertent escalation.

  • Multimedia

    Nuclear North Korea

    Quantitatively, the North Korean arsenal of deployed nuclear delivery systems and warheads remains smaller than that of any other nuclear state. Qualitatively, matters are a bit more nuanced.

  • Multimedia

    North Korea’s Missile Test

    • Ankit Panda
    • October 04, 2022
    • The Warcast (War on the Rocks)

    There's also a simple geographic reality that given North Korea's geographic position on the globe and their ambitions to develop long-range missiles, at some point they have to fly over another country's territory.

  • Multimedia

    North Korea Launches Test Missile Over Japan

    North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile over Japan, believed to be the farthest its ever launched one before. It prompted people to take shelter, and heightened concerns over escalating aggression in the region.

  • Multimedia

    Japan's PM Calls NK Missile Test An "Outrageous Act"

    Denuclearization is now in the dustbin of history as a failed policy. There is simply no practical plan at this point, especially in the short term, to bring North Korea to the negotiating table.

  • Commentary

    North Korea’s New Nuclear Law Drives Nail in the Coffin of Denuclearization

    North Korea’s Supreme People’s Assembly has adopted a new law on nuclear policy, updating a 2013 antecedent. While the law does not fundamentally upend North Korean nuclear strategy or doctrine, it expands the scenarios under which the country’s nuclear weapons may be released.

  • Commentary

    North Korea's Dangerous Turn

    The development and eventual deployment of tactical nuclear weapons by North Korea will represent the most serious negative development for peace and security on the Korean Peninsula since the country’s development of intercontinental-range ballistic missiles capable of ranging the United States.

  • Event

    Distinguished Speakers Series: Anja Manuel on International Order and Disorder

    Paul Haenle will sit down with Anja Manuel to examine ongoing challenges to the global rules-based order. This discussion is the second of Carnegie China's 2022 Distinguished Speakers Series and will also be recorded and published as a China in the World podcast.

    • November 02, 2022
    • The Hundred
    Ankit Panda
    Nuclear North Korea
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    • October 04, 2022
    • The Warcast (War on the Rocks)
    Ankit Panda
    North Korea’s Missile Test
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    • October 04, 2022
    • CBC News
    Ankit Panda
    North Korea Launches Test Missile Over Japan
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