Breaking the North Korean Nuclear Deadlock: a Global Action Plan

Duk-min Yun, Wooseon Choi
Content Type
Journal Article
The Washington Quarterly
Issue Number
Publication Date
Fall 2014
Center for Strategic and International Studies
The North Korean nuclear problem has entered a new stage as Pyongyang has developed more robust nuclear capabilities with the successful launch of a long - range missile in December 2012, a third nuclear test in 2013, and further missile tests in June 2014. The United States is now beginning to face the real risk that North Korea could soon develop the capability to directly strike the U.S. homeland. This situation has also raised concern among South Koreans about the credibility of extended deterrence provided by the United States. At the same time, the chances of a North Korean provocation have increased as conventional deterrence becomes less important.
Political Geography
United States, South Korea, North Korea