Propellants of DPR Korea’s Arms Buildup” is the latest article by Dr. James Minnich. It was recently published by the Korea Institute for Military Strategy (KIMS).

Is North Korea a small great power? In the article, Minnich reviews the different propellants that are driving North Korea to build up its arms. He presented a three-model framework of neorealist security, domestic politics, and normative symbols.

According to Minnich, “If cooperative options remain to arrest Pyongyang’s buildup of strategic and nuclear arms, the requisite will be the task to understand those propellants.”

The article is available online in both Korean and English.

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