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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists: What you need to know about North Korea

What you need to know about North Korea
On Tuesday, as citizens of North Korea celebrated the 85th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean Army, Pyonyang marked the occasion with a large-scale artillery drill. Around the same time, envoys from South Korea, Japan and the US met in Tokyo to discuss the DPRK’s nuclear program.

The Trump administration has been increasing US military presence in the area and has called for new sanctions against North Korea in hopes it will persuade Kim Jong Un to discontinue nuclear testing. To understand the background, read this handy collection of some of the world's leading experts:

North Korea in the news again: a time to reflect, edited by Dan Drollette

Will South Korea go nuclear? Robert Einhorn, Duyeon Kim

North Korea's nuclear weapons: What now? Roundtable with Shen Dingli, Chung-in Moon, Andrei Lankov

Hecker assesses North Korean hydrogen bomb claims, Siegfried Hecker

The North Korea that can say no, Bruce Cumings

Getting North Korea wrong, Bruce Cumings
From our digital journal, free-access for a limited time

A nuclear South Korea would be a mistake, Jungmin Kang

The real threat from North Korea is the nuclear arsenal built over the last decade, Siegfried Hecker

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