North Korea’s Space Capabilities and Ambitions

The second in a series of videos exploring non-traditional security challenges in the context of North Korea. This episode will focus on the country's space ambitions.

Traditional security concerns about North Korea often relate to Pyongyang’s belligerent statements and developments in its nuclear and missile capabilities, as well as its human rights abuses. Yet North Korea’s space ambitions require more nuanced attention. In this video, Juliana Suess, Research Analyst and Policy Lead, Military Sciences, examines what North Korea is capable of doing in space already, and how likely the country is to become a threat to other actors in space.

This series is generously funded by the UniKorea Foundation.

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    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.


Juliana Suess

Research Analyst and Policy Lead

Military Sciences

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