North Korea is a peculiar example of a rogue state in a global system which does not thrive on mutual respect and rule of law. A country governed by its own regressive laws does not uphold the notions of internationalism. This paper traces North Korea’s nuclear ambitions driven by threat perception and illicit network of countries involved in illegal transfer of nuclear technology. It further highlights various nuances that region holds in case of instability. The role countries like China, US, Japan and South Korea play in diffusing or escalating crises in case of a conflict in the region has also been dealt with. 

This Issue brief is written by Jessica Pruthi, Research Intern and Gazi Hassan, Senior Research Associate, CPPR- Centre for Strategic Studies.

Click here to read: North Korean Nuclear Ambitions: A Study 

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