Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


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North Korea from 30,000 feet

Opinion Piece/Newspaper Article

Niko Milonopoulos - Research assistant for Siegfried Hecker at CISAC
Siegfried S. Hecker - Co-Director of CISAC and Professor (Research), Department of Management Science and Engineering; FSI Senior Fellow
Robert Carlin - Visiting Scholar at CISAC

Published by
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, January 6, 2012

Article Highlights (From Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

In the January/February issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Siegfried S. Hecker and Robert Carlin assessed North Korea's nuclear developments in 2011. That assessment preceded the death of Kim Jong-il on December 17. This article supplements the Hecker/Carlin piece with detailed overhead imagery, additional analysis of Pyongyang's march toward a more threatening nuclear weapons capability, and brief commentary on how the accession of Kim Jong-un to leadership may influence North Korea's nuclear trajectory.