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Summary of the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016

NCNK summary of the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016, which was signed into law on February 18, 2016.

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North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Program

An overview of what is known about North Korea's plutonium and highly-enriched uranium programs, as well as its nuclear tests. Last updated January 2016.

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A History of U.S.-DPRK Relations

A historical overview of US-DPRK relations, with a focus on recent security and non-proliferation issues. Last updated November 2015.

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An Overview of North Korea's Ballistic Missile Program

This issue brief examines the history and current status of North Korea's ballistic missile program. Last updated August 2015.

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Timeline of Threat Escalations on the Korean Peninsula, December 2012 to May 2013

In the months following North Korea's third nuclear test, tensions on the Korean Peninsula soared to extremely high levels, with North Korea threatening to launch nuclear strikes, the U.S. making mock bombing runs with nuclear-capable bombers, and the Inter-Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex shutting down. This timeline surveys some of the major statements and actions made by the two Koreas, the U.S., and other countries as the crisis escalated.

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NCNK Issue Brief: The Northern Limit Line

A summary of the history and politics of the Northern Limit Line, the disputed maritime boundary between the two Koreas. Last updated September 29, 2011

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