FPI Resources on North Korea's Missile and Nuclear Tests

April 25, 2012

The North Korean ballistic missile launch of mid-April 2012 reiterated Pyongyang’s commitment to pursuing destabilizing military capabilities in defiance of the United States and the international community. Even though the DPRK’s missile launch ultimately failed, U.S. policymakers should not dismiss North Korea's growing threat to America’s allies and interests in the region. According to news reports, U.S. and allied officials have warned that North Korea has completed preparations to test yet another nuclear weapon, and may detonate it at any moment.

The Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) is continuing to monitor the situation in the Korean Peninsula, and believes that the following resources can help policymakers craft a strong response to Pyongyang’s recent provocations, and make clear the need for American leadership in the face of North Korea's brazen behavior.


FPI Resources
  • Seeking Instability – FPI Executive Director Jamie Fly – The Weekly Standard Blog – December 23, 2011
  • Pressuring Pyongyang – FPI Executive Director Jamie M. Fly, Christian Whiton, and Carolyn Leddy – The Weekly Standard Blog – May 1, 2009
Additional Resources
  • A Pyongyang Joke – Editorial – Wall Street Journal (subscription required) – April 13, 2012
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