There are nine nuclear-armed countries worldwide with about 13,000 nuclear weapons between them. The United States and Russia together have more than 90 percent of those weapons.
Despite extreme international pressure and sanctions, North Korea has pursued a nuclear weapons program for decades in a self-described attempt to protect the regime from security threats posed by adversarial countries. In 2003, North Korea withdrew from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and then tested its first nuclear weapon on October 9, 2006. It continues to build […]
By Zach Glass, Policy Intern On June 16, North Korea blew up the Kaesong Liaison Office, which was built in September 2018 to foster inter-Korean dialogue. This quite literal deterioration of Korean relations occurred one week after Pyongyang announced that it had severed all lines of communication with South Korea, which North Korean state media claimed was the result […]
Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke with NK News about the Trump administration’s lack of ongoing negotiations with North Korea. “It is not news to anyone that North Korea continues to advance its nuclear weapons and missile capabilities or that Iran continues to improve its ballistic missile technologies,” said Bell, the senior policy director at […]
Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell wrote an op-ed in The National Interest explaining the need for talks between the United States and North Korea to resume immediately, even during Covid-19. As has been noted for many months, the Trump Administration’s comically over-produced and substantively underwhelming attempts at nuclear diplomacy with North Korea have yielded no […]