North Korea Nuclear Test
On October 8, 2006, the DPRK announced that it had conducted a nuclear test. To read articles by NCNK members regarding the announcement or to request comments, please click here.
On October 14 the United Nations unanimously adopted UN Resolution 1718, preventing the provision of nuclear technology, large-scale weapons and luxury goods to the DPRK and allowing inspection of cargo. For a glimpse into the debate within the UN Security Council, see the statement released when the resolution was adopted.
NCNK Members' Views on the Nuclear Test
Views expressed by individual National Committee on North Korea members are their own and should not be attributed to the National Committee itself. With the exception of statements that have been approved by the membership, NCNK does not advocate particular policies or take positions on issues.
Organizations are listed for identification purposes only.
Ralph Cossa, President, Pacific Forum CSIS
North Korea's Nuclear Threat, International Herald Tribune, October 5, 2006
Dr. Alexandre Y. Mansourov, Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies
Dr. Marcus Noland, Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics
The Economic Implications of a North Korean Nuclear Test, Asia Policy No. 2 July 2006
Dr. Gi-Wook Shin, Director of Walter H. Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center, Stanford University
(With Daniel Sneider): U.S., Allies Must Stand up to North Korea's Threat, The Mercury News, October 6, 2006