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Sulgiye Park

  • CISAC Affiliate

Biography

Sulgiye Park is a research scientist at Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability. Her research interests include 1) U.S. nuclear waste management and 2) utilizing geological resources to better understand North Korea’s nuclear weapons production capacity. In the former, she examines the key elements of the U.S. legal and regulatory framework on nuclear waste and how advanced nuclear reactors affect waste management. For the latter, she uses geological maps and geochemical literature to investigate how many nuclear weapons North Korea can build using indigenous resources. Other ongoing projects include understanding the U.S. strategic narratives around rare-earth elements, cooperation with China on resource management, and using open-source intelligence to analyze North Korea’s nuclear fuel cycle. While pursuing her fellowship, Sulgiye was an accelerator for Stanley Peace Foundation.

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Critical metal resources in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

While China has most of the world’s REE processing capacity, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) reportedly possesses significant untapped CM resources.
Critical metal resources in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
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Stanford scholars visit the only operating rare earth mine in the United States

A three-person team from CISAC toured the only domestic mine producing rare earths, which are critical for the modern economy.
Stanford scholars visit the only operating rare earth mine in the United States
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