North Korea is in the headlines again this week after conducting new tests of its rocket launch systems and short-range ballistic missiles. The short-range ballistic missiles that were tested are believed to be solid fueled, a more technically advanced type of fuel that allows for the missiles to be deployed faster. It had been about 18-months since North Korea had conducted such tests. So why now? Experts are still speculating, but global reactions have condemned the tests as they violate UN sanctions that oblige North Korea to suspend activities and testing of ballistic missiles.
Get background information on North Korea’s nuclear and missile capabilities with NTI’s resources:
A Path Forward on North Korea: An Interview with Former President Jimmy Carter – A video interview with former President Jimmy Carter, who recommends a “step-by-step process” for negotiations with North Korea.
The “Art” of the Deal: Irreconcilable Visions of a Denuclearized North Korea? – Analysis and interactive about efforts to denuclearize North Korea and the U.S.-North Korea relationship.
Putting North Korea’s Bomb in a Museum: a 3D Virtual Tour – Analysis and virtual reality tour of North Korea’s missile and nuclear capabilities.