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NBR Analysis (Dec 2012)

The Leap in North Korea’s Ballistic Missile Program: The Iran Factor

John S. Park

John S. Park, Stanton Nuclear Security Junior Faculty Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, argues that cooperation between North Korea and Iran has been a critical—yet underexamined—enabler of North Korea’s recent success. He concludes that the time has come for the United States to view the two previously independent missile programs as two sides of the same coin and recommends strategies for disrupting the procurement channels between Iran and North Korea.

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The Leap in North Korea’s Ballistic Missile Program: The Iran Factor
John S. Park

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