North Korea is a proliferation problem, not a defence problem

Effective nuclear non-proliferation is essential to meeting global nuclear disarmament ambitions.

US State Dept Photo
United States Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Col. James Minnich, secretary of the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission, in the Korean Demilitarized Zone on Oct. 6, 2015.
Ernie Regehr
Published: Wednesday, 03/16/2016 12:00 am EDT

The international community will be making a fateful error if it comes to regard North Korea’s fledgling nuclear arsenal as a defence problem for which deterrence and missile defence are the solution.

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