North Korea

  • Politics and Strategy

    Pakistan and India can help pressure Pyongyang

    19 December 2017.  As the prospect of war with North Korea becomes more likely, Mark Fitzpatrick discusses the role of Pakistan and India in deterring Pyongyang.

  • Expert Commentary

    The internet has made nuclear war thinkable – again

    19 December 2017.  As the digital and nuclear worlds become increasingly entangled, the strategy of nuclear deterrence is being redefined, giving rise to new risks.

  • 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


    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
    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
    Dr Tim Huxley, Executive Director, IISS–Asia