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North Korea’s recent nuclear advances: what are the implications for European security?

On the 10th of October 2020, North Korea unveiled what appeared to be its biggest-ever intercontinental ballistic missile, during a military parade organised in Pyongyang. This new ICBM, although currently untested, reflects North Korean nuclear advancements and revives the global debate surrounding North Korea’s nuclear arsenal. For the European Union, North Korean nuclear capabilities represent a strong risk for its security.

Asia Pacific Security

Special Report: Understanding China’s multi-faceted support of North Korea

In the context of North Korea’s fifth nuclear test earlier this month, China-North Korea relations warrant deeper examination.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Could Iran be the key to disarming North Korea?

Iran and South Korea have unveiled a new series of agreements to expand cooperation on energy, trade, and infrastructure development. While the prospect for increasing future economic relations is a

Asia Pacific Security

Why North Korea’s failed missile launches matter

North Korea’s failed missile tests underscore its growing military capabilities and highlight potential short-term instability in the region.

Asia Pacific Security

Will North Korea’s latest rocket launch result in tougher sanctions?

North Korea’s February 7th launch of a satellite-equipped rocket may appear to be just another chapter in the series of antagonistic taken by the rogue regime in recent months —

Asia Pacific Politics

What does a political reshuffle mean for North Korea?

A recent rise to prominence of Kim Jong-un’s sister, Kim Yo-jong, reveals the internal dynamics of North Korea’s power structure. The northern half of the Korean peninsula is infamous for

Asia Pacific Economics

China’s North Korea Investments Safe Despite Export Ban

Investing in a place like North Korea is always fraught with danger, yet China’s assets in the hermit kingdom remain safe despite the export ban. Political risks are the major