Although its nuclear and missile programs are frequently in the headlines, North Korea’s other weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs and their role in Pyongyang’s security strategies draw less discussion and analysis.
About the Author
Cristina Varriale is a Research Analyst with RUSI’s Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Team. Her research interests include extended nuclear deterrence, East Asia and disarmament diplomacy. Prior to joining RUSI, she worked in nuclear policy and research with the International Centre for Security Analysis (ICSA) and the British American Security Information Council (BASIC). Cristina holds an MA in Non-proliferation and International Security from King’s College London. She has also been a contributor at IHS Jane’s, and is a regular media contributor.
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Day-to-day conversations don’t always stop to take stock of the weapons being discussed. Exchanges and site visits like these ground some of the issues that are easily lost in an array of nuclear narratives.