Global Security Series - The North Korean Threat

  • Posted on: August 22, 2013

Tension between North Korea and its perceived enemies – South Korea, the United States and Japan – have some wondering if a war on the Korean Peninsula is eminent. Accused of responding in slightly paranoid and irrational ways, the country has the technological and military capacity to create substantial problems in the East Asia and the Pacific region. In this backgrounder, discover more about North Korea’s worldview, military, nuclear program, regime, and finally, its economy and population, and then decide: Is North Korea a threat?

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By: Nadav Morag, Ph.D., University Dean of Security Studies

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