What You Need to Know About North Korea’s Missile Program

Posted by Dr. Alon Levkowitz in the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Dr. Alon Levkowitz, a research associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, is an expert on East Asian security, the Korean Peninsula, and Asian international organizations.

BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 680, December 10, 2017

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: North Korea’s missile program demonstrates Pyongyang’s ability to build a reliable deterrence capability against the US – but the program requires a huge budget.

Pyongyang should be able to fund the industry in the short term, but sanctions and costs might eventually force it either to look for new income sources or to offer tactical concessions.

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N. Korea Reopens Cross-Border Communications With S. Korea

POSTED BY HYUNG-JIN KIM, AP / MCCLATCHY SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reopened a key cross-border

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