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Test-fire of North Korea’s Hwasong-15 ballistic missile, November 2017. Pyongyang claims the missile can carry a nuclear warhead and reach the entire US mainland. Courtesy of KCNA/PA Images

North Korea’s Missile Programme and Supply-Side Controls: Lessons for Countering Illicit Procurement

Daniel Salisbury
Article, 17 October 2018
Aerospace, North Korea, Technology
Pyongyang has proved adept at evading sanctions.

Despite one of the most extensive sanctions regimes in history, including an embargo on missile technologies, North Korea has taken huge steps forward in its ballistic missile programme. Daniel Salisbury explores the limitations of, and challenges of implementing, supply-side approaches to missile nonproliferation. Considering North Korea’s recent progress and efforts to evade sanctions, the article highlights the continuing need to strengthen efforts to counter illicit trade in missile-related technologies.

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