Climate Change Concerns for North Korean Security

The first in a series of videos exploring non-traditional security challenges in the context of North Korea. This episode will focus on the impact of climate change.

Security concerns relating to North Korea are often confined to Pyongyang’s military belligerence, the ongoing development of its nuclear and missile programmes, and the country’s atrocious human rights record. Much less attention is paid to the impact of climate change. In this video, Cristina Varriale, RUSI Associate Fellow, explores how climate change implications relate to conventional security risks, and what this might mean for existing international policies designed to mitigate security threats from North Korea.

This series is generously funded by the UniKorea Foundation.



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This video was recorded on 9 March 2022

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  • UniKorea Foundation

    UniKorea Foundation

    The UniKorea Foundation, founded in May 2015, is dedicated to preparations for a Korean unification by working towards mutual cooperation between the two Koreas and promoting peace and reconciliation among North and South Koreans and the world as a whole

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