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North Korea

  • Expert Commentary

    The New Hwasong-15 ICBM

    01 December 2017.  New missile signals a significant improvement in North Korea’s ability to target the US.

  • Expert Commentary

    North Korea’s third ICBM launch

    30 November 2017.  Two more engines in North Korea’s latest missile test was not enough to give Kim Jong-un a viable intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting the US mainland. Michael Ellemen explains.

  • Politics and Strategy

    North Korea punctures a pause

    29 November 2017.  North Korea’s latest ballistic-missile test shows that diplomacy wasn't given a chance, writes Mark Fitzpatrick.

  • Survival

    Noteworthy

    20 November 2017.  In the December–January issue, Hal Brands argues that Donald Trump is damaging the core values that constitute effective US global leadership; Erik Jones examines the threat posed to democracy by identity politics following the Catalan referendum; Richard G. Whitman discusses the potential impact of a ‘hard Brexit’ on foreign policy; Nelly Lahoud considers the future of the Islamic State as a non-territorial entity; Ian Anthony warns that abandoning the INF...

  • IISS Voices

    President Trump and ASEAN: an absence of strategy

    14 November 2017.  Regional divisions and Trump's indifference are hampering strategic stability in southeast Asia.

  • Politics and Strategy

    The increasing likelihood of war with North Korea

    08 November 2017.  War involving North Korea is a 50/50 proposition over the next year, says Mark Fitzpatrick.

  • IISS Voices

    Trump in Asia: Stick to the script

    03 November 2017.  Donald Trump is embarking on a crucial visit to the Asia-Pacific. The president should control his temper, reassure his allies and make a meaningful defence of the rules-based order.

  • Events

    Korean security: challenges and opportunities

    31 October 2017. 

    Tuesday 31 October, 9am–1pm SGT
    IISS–Asia, Singapore
    Speakers:
    Mr Ko Yun-ju, Deputy Director-General, North Korean Affairs Bureau; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea
    Dr Lim Soo-ho, Research Fellow, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
    Chair:
    Dr Tim Huxley, Executive Director, IISS–Asia

  • IISS Voices

    Challenges, opportunities, and innovation in the Indo-Asia-Pacific

    27 October 2017.  The international security community should seek to bring North Korea to its senses, not its knees, advises Commander of the United States Pacific Command Admiral Harry B. Harris.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Pitiful North Korean diplomacy

    25 October 2017.  Military conflict over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes is a serious possibility, writes Mark Fitzpatrick.