North Korea, Testing, and the Failures of Containment
Leah Walker, Philip Yun, and Ankit Panda
North Korea is undeniably a nuclear weapons power, having repeatedly demonstrated both its explosive technology and delivery systems—so what is Pyongyang trying to achieve with ongoing tests and provocations? With existential security seemingly on the line, is continued proliferation a give-in, or can new diplomatic approaches be found? And what can be expected in the decade to come?
On March 15, 2022, IST’s Leah Walker hosted a conversation about the world’s most inflammatory nuclear state with Philip Yun, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Northern California, and Ankit Panda, Stanton Senior Fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment.