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North Korea’s Nuclear and Missile Programs

July 01, 2020
Tai Ming Cheung and Stephan Haggard

Policy Brief

How has an economically impoverished, technologically backward, and internationally isolated state been able to establish robust and increasingly competent nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs?


In this policy brief, UC San Diego experts Stephan Haggard and Tai Ming Cheung synthesize what we know about the development of North Korean nuclear and missile capabilities and what it will take to dismantle the program.

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