The newly-identified base for launching intercontinental ballistic missiles is viewed as a sign of North Korea’s expanding military capabilities.
China and Russia are pushing the UN Security Council to lift certain sanctions on North Korea in recognition of steps Pyongyang has taken to denuclearize and to encourage further negotiations.
North Korea claims to have conducted its first test of a new hypersonic missile, an achievement of “great strategic significance,” according to state media.
Recent statements by North Korea suggest Pyongyang may be interested in restarting talks with South Korea despite a recent spate of missile tests.
North Korea Tests SLBM
Pyongyang continues to expand its nuclear capability by testing more missiles and reportedly restarting a reactor capable of producing plutonium.
North Korea’s nuclear and missile capabilities present huge challenges. Nevertheless, innovative and even unorthodox approaches and tools can help render these challenges more manageable.
North Korea is again ignoring hotline calls from South Korea.
Using survey data and in-depth interviews, this report provides insight into how Congress views the North Korean nuclear threat and U.S. approaches to engaging with Pyongyang.
Using survey data and in-depth interviews, this new report provides insight into how Congress views the North Korean nuclear threat and U.S. approaches to engaging with Pyongyang.
The Biden Administration’s North Korea Challenges
President Joe Biden’s new policy offers only cautious optimism that negotiations with North Korea could be more productive and little clarity about how to get there.
Congressional buy-in is central to the Biden administration’s ability to execute an effective North Korea strategy.
Although South Korean experts welcomed the new U.S. policy, concerns remain that President Biden’s approach will let North Korea’s nuclear status become a fait accompli.
North Korea is brushing away overtures from the United States for new talks on Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program.