Countering the North Korean Threat: New Steps in U.S. Policy

Analysis, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Military
, by A Testimony by Victor Cha before the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee on February 7, 2017... A Testimony by Dr. Victor Cha before the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee on February 7, 2017. Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Representative Engel and distinguished Members of the Committee, it is a distinct…

Beyond Parallel Snapshot: North Korea’s Five Nuclear Tests

Foreign Affairs, Military, Nuclear Weapons
, by North Korean nuclear and missile capabilities are developing faster than world leaders and experts have anticipated. .. North Korea conducted a fifth nuclear test on September 9, 2016 at the Punggye-ri nuclear testing facility The explosive yield of the test was assessed by experts to be 10 kilotons, higher than any other…

DPRK Provocations During KR & FE Exercises

Analysis, Foreign Affairs, Military, Nuclear Weapons
, by Small-scale kinetic military conflicts and provocations that escalate quickly into a larger conflict could draw countries into a major war. The more we understand the relationship between North Korean provocations and U.S.-ROK military exercises, the more accurately we can determine the redlines for military action and regional conflict escalation.

Treasury Department Designates North Korea

Analysis, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Legal
, by and The Department of the Treasury’s Notice of Finding published on June 2, 2016 designates North Korea for the first time as a jurisdiction of “primary money laundering concern” under Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act... The Department of the Treasury's Notice of Finding published on June 2, 2016 designates North…