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Shooting Down North Korean Missiles: A Legal Last Resort

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  Featured, International Law, International Security, Trending Topics, Use of Force  /  No Comments

By Joseph R. Epstein The 2017 threat assessment from the Director of National Intelligence labeled Russia, China, Iran, and The Democratic People’s Republic of [North] Korea (DPRK) as major threats to national security, citing their ambition to develop and modernize weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and the associated delivery systems. Recent developments have elevated a […]

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North Korean Missiles and the Legal Implications for the United States

By   /  October 25, 2017  /  Foreign Relations, International Security, National Security Law & Policy  /  No Comments

By Maximilian Raileanu Article V of the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security states that “Each Party recognizes that an armed attack against either Party in the territories under the administration of Japan would be dangerous to its own peace and safety and declares that it would act to meet the common danger . . […]

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Loudspeakers: The Winning Strategy Against North Korea? Part II

By   /  April 28, 2016  /  News & Events  /  No Comments

Beginning of this year, South Korea and North Korea began shouting at each other again. It was just last August when the escalated tension between two divided nations came to a halt. Then on January 6, North Korea conducted an underground nuclear test at Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, causing tension between the two Koreas. The […]

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North Korea and The Outer Space Treaty

By   /  March 3, 2016  /  International Law  /  No Comments

On February 7, 2016, North Korea fired a rocket into outer space. Within minutes, the United States received news from North Korea’s media announcing it had in fact launched a satellite into orbit. Many nations expressed fear and concern believing the “satellite launch” acted as a cover for “developing an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of […]

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The Next Front: the Growing International Concerns over North Korea

By   /  April 16, 2012  /  Trending Topics  /  No Comments

In the 2002 State of the Union address, President George W. Bush linked North Korea with Iraq and Iran, labeling them as the “Axis of Evil.” Nearly a decade since that address, each of these countries continues to have a role in the security of the United States. The most silent of these three has […]

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