North Korea

Recent Scholarly Publications

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Uneasy Partnerships: China’s Engagement with Japan, the Koreas, and Russia in the Era of Reform

April 2017

Uneasy Partnerships presents the analysis and insights of practitioners and scholars who have shaped and examined China's interactions with key Northeast Asian partners.

North Korean Nuclear Facilities After the Agreed Framework

July 2016

In January 2004, a delegation from Stanford University led by Prof. John W. Lewis and joined by one of the authors, Siegfried S.

What do past nonproliferation failures say about the Iran nuclear agreement?

September 2015

The history of nonproliferation failures in Israel, India, Pakistan, and North Korea are reviewed in the light of the nuclear agreement with Iran.

Making discoveries in virtual worlds via the Cloud

May 2013

Abstract:Analysts at CISAC, together with colleagues at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, are playing a leading role in deriving new, timely, and value-added information of...

Nuclear Developments in North Korea

October 2012

The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: An Enduring Debate

July 2012

Overview, from W.W.

Can North Korea nuclear crisis be resolved?

March 2012

Siegfried Hecker tells security conference in Seoul that he is "optimistic in the long term, but pessimistic in short term that the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula can be resolved. 

North Korea in 2011: Countdown to Kim il-Sung's centenary

January 2012

Abstract As the diplomatic standoff in North Korea enters its fourth year, the crisis atmosphere on the Korean peninsula sparked by Pyongyang's military actions in 2010 has eased.

Assessment Paper on Non‐Proliferation

September 2011

This paper, written for a September 2011 seminar hosted by the Geneva Center for Security Policy,  analyzes developments since the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Action Plan was adopted by...

Adventures in scientific nuclear diplomacy

July 2011

Siegfried Hecker offers a first-person perspective on the important contributions scientists can make toward improving the safety and security of nuclear materials and reducing the global nuclear...

Where is North Korea’s Nuclear Program Heading?

April 2011

What I found in Yongbyon and Why It Matters

March 2011

North Korea's Choice: Bombs Over Electricity

July 2010

Nuclear power and nuclear weapons have a common technological foundation.

Lessons Learned from the North Korean Crises

January 2010

This essay briefly reviews what North Korea’s nuclear capabilities are and shows howtechnical capabilities and political intent were inextricably intertwined in shaping the program.

Proceedings of The Second U.S.-Russian Nuclear Non-Proliferation Conference, March 18-20, 2009

September 2009

The second nuclear nonproliferation conference sponsored by the Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Russian Academy of Sciences was held in Moscow, March 18-20, 2009. The first was held Oct.

Space Cadets - The Korean Peninsula's Rocket Competition

August 2009

CISAC's Lew Franklin and his coauthor, Nick Hansen, contributed the latter half of a two-part article discussing the Korean peninsula's space programme competition.

Nuclear Proliferation in South Asia: Crisis Behavior and the Bomb

August 2008

This edited volume explores competing perspectives on the impact of nuclear weapons proliferation on the South Asian security environment.

Denuclearizing North Korea

May 2008

After visiting the Yongbyon nuclear complex, former head of Los Alamos National Laboratory Siegfried Hecker judges that North Korean officials are working in “good faith” to disable the facilities....

Nuclear Safeguards: How Far Can Inspectors Go?

March 2007

A look at experience in Iran and North Korea--and the origins of the NPT and safeguards in the 1960s--offers insights into the authority of IAEA nuclear inspectors.

Dangerous Dealings: North Korea's Nuclear Capabilities and the Threat of Export to Iran

March 2007

On Oct. 9, 2006, North Korea conducted a nuclear test and proclaimed itself a world nuclear power.

Proliferation on the Peninsula: Five North Korean Nuclear Crises

September 2006

To reduce the risk of nuclear terrorism, we must prevent terrorists from obtaining nuclear weapons or materials.

Ringing In Proliferation: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb Network

October 2005

The nuclear nonproliferation regime has come under attack from proliferation determinists, who argue that resolute proliferants connected by decentralized networks can be stopped only through the...

NPT Withdrawal: Time for the Security Council to Step In

May 2005

The nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) provides that a state-party intending to withdraw from the treaty must give the UN Security Council three months' notice of its intention and provide the...


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