Security Issues and WMD Development
NCNK summary of the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016, which was signed into law on February 18, 2016.
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.
A historical overview of US-DPRK relations, with a focus on recent security and non-proliferation issues. Last updated November 2015.
This issue brief examines the history and current status of North Korea's ballistic missile program. Last updated August 2015.
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.
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