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North Korea’s New Cruise Missile

September 15, 2021

Episode Notes:

Last weekend, North Korea tested a new, nuclear-capable cruise missile with a purported range of 1,500 km. To discuss the missile test and what it means for North Korea’s  nuclear program and security in Northeast Asia, we’re joined today on the Warcast by Ankit Panda. Ankit is the Stanton Senior Fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is the author of Kim Jong Un and the Bomb: Survival and Deterrence in North Korea.

[ 00:48 ] Why is this missile test a big deal?

[ 01:32 ] Strategic balance in Northeast Asia

[ 03:55 ] Implications for U.S. security and diplomacy

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