2014: A Year in North Korean Security

Francisco Galamas

North Korea continued efforts to develop its missile and nuclear capabilities during 2014. Although the opacity of this Northeast Asian country makes any attempt to meaningfully assess the strategic potential of either North Korean program a difficult task, open source […]


North Korea: U.S. Relations, Nuclear Diplomacy, and Internal Situation

Emma Chanlett-Avery and Ian E. Rinehart

North Korea has presented one of the most vexing and persistent problems in U.S. foreign policy in the post-Cold War period. The United States has never had formal diplomatic relations with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (the official name […]

Concerns rise over N. Korea’s submarine missile capability

The Korea Herald

Concerns are growing over North Korea’s pursuit of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, which, if fully developed, could pose a serious security threat that may not be countered by the current capabilities of the South Korea-U.S. alliance. Various reports and intelligence […]

S. Korea, China experts spar over U.S. missile-defense system

Yonhap News

SHANGHAI, Nov. 28 (Yonhap) — Security experts of South Korea and China clashed Friday over a possible deployment of an advanced U.S. missile-defense system on South Korean soil, highlighting a long-standing rift between Seoul and Beijing despite their growing warmth on bilateral ties.

Russia and non-proliferation: A concession that never was

European Council on Foreign Relations

In November 2014, Russia announced that it would build two new nuclear plants in Iran, in spite of faltering negotiations on Iran’s nuclear programme. Days later, Russia told the United States that it intended to curtail US-Russian efforts to secure […]