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Subject Resource Guide

North Korea - Nuclear Issues

July 2013
Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center
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Recent Books & Documents
Recent Articles

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Search Terms

Nuclear Weapons and Korea (North)
Nuclear Proliferation and Korea (North)

Ballistic Missiles and Korea (North)
Arms Control and Korea (North)

Useful MSFRIC Databases

Country Watch
IHS Janes
Proquest Research Library
Military Periscope
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Lexis-Nexis Academic

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Arms Control Association
BBC News - Korea Crisis
BBC News - North Korean Profile

CIA - World Factbook
CNN - Complete Coverage on North Korea
Council on Foreign Relations
Global Security Organization
The Guardian - North Korea
Huffington Post - North Korea
New York Times - North Korea
Nuclear Threat Initiative

Relevant MSFRIC Journals & Magazines

Recent Books & Documents

Beal, Tim.  Crisis in Korea:  America, China, and the Risk of War.  London, Pluto Press, 2011.  268 p.
Book call no.:  327.519  B366cK

Bluth, Christoph.  Crisis on the Korean Peninsula.  Washington, Potomac Books, 2011.  243 p.
Book call no.:  355.0330519 B659c

Chanlett-Avery, Emma.  North Korea:  U.S. Relations, Nuclear Diplomacy, and Internal Situation.  Washington, Congressional Research Service, 2010.  30 p. no.: M-U 42953-1 no.R41259

Cohen, Jonathan M.  Confronting the Real Missile Threat:  Iran or North Korea.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Army War College, 2012.  35 p.

DiFilippo, Anthony.  US-Japan-North Korea Security Relations:  Irrepressible Interests.  New York, Routledge, 2012.  248 p.
Book call no.:  355.0310973  D569u

Kim, Yong-ho.  Korean Foreign Policy:  Security Dilemma and Succession. Lanham, MD, Lexington Books, 2011.  220 p.
Book call no.:  327.5193  K49na

Mrosek, David M.  China and North Korea:  A Peculiar Relationship.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2011.  97 p.

North Korean Security Challenges:  A Net Assessment  London, International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2011. 216 p.
Book call no.:  327.1747095193  N864

Park, Kisung.  Security Architecture in East Asia:  The U.S. Role.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Army War College, 2011.  28 p.

Pollack, Jonathan D.  No Exit:  North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, and International Security.  New York, Routledge, 2011.  247 p.
Book call no.:  909.82 I61a no.418-419

Sagan, Scott Douglas.  The Spread of Nuclear Weapons:  An Enduring Debate.  New York, W.W. Norton & Co., 2013.  270 p.
Chapter 6:  Iraq, North Korea, and Iran by Scott D. Sagan and Kenneth N. Waltz and Mira Rapp-Hooper. pp. 175-214.
Book call no.:  327.1747  S129s  2013

Schiller, Markus.  Characterizing the North Korean Nuclear Missile Threat.  Santa Monica, CA, RAND, 2012.  113 p.
Book call no.:  358.17095193  S334c

United States.  Congress.  Senate.  Committee on Foreign Relations.  Breaking the Cycle of North Korean Provocations.  Hearing.  112th Congress, 1st Session, March 1, 2011.  Washington, GPO, 2011.  80 p.
Book call no.:  355.0217095193  U58b

United States.  Congress.  House.  Committee on Armed Services.  The Security Situation on the Korean Peninsula.  Hearing.  112th Congress, 2nd Session, March 28, 2012.  Washington, GPO, 2012.  71 p.
Book call no.:  327.17409519  U58sa

More Books & Documents on:  Korea (North) and Nuclear, Korea (North) and Ballistic Missiles

Recent Articles

Bennett, Bruce W.  Deterring North Korea from Using WMD in Future Conflicts.  Strategic Studies Quarterly 6:119-151 Winter 2012.

DiFilippo, Anthony.  North Korea's Denuclearization and a Peace Treaty.  North Korean Review 7:7-20 Spring 2011.

Eun-sook, Chung.  Long-Stalled Six-Party Talks on North Korea's Nuclear Program:  Positions of Countries Involved.  The Korean Journal of Defense Analysis 25:1-15 March 2013.

Grzelczyk, Virginie.  Failure to Relaunch?:  The United States, Nuclear North Korea, and the Future of the Six-Party Talks. North Korean Review 8:8-21 Spring 2012.

Hayes, Peter and Bruce, Scott.  Unprecedented Nuclear Strikes of the Invincible Army:  A Realistic Assessment of North Korea's Operational Nuclear Capability.  North Korean Review 8:84-92 Spring 2012.

Hutchison, Harold.  North Korea's Nukes:  Can a Rogue Regime Threaten American Cities?  Soldier of Fortune 38:24-25+ March 2013.

Kim, Ray Dongryul.  Social Origins of Nuclear Policy:  A Niebuhrian Dilemma of the U.S. Policies Toward North Korea.  North Korean Review 8:117-134 Spring 2012.

Klingner, Bruce.  Deny, Deceive, and Delay - North Korea's Nuclear Negotiating Strategy.  The Journal of East Asian Affairs 26:1-24 Fall-Winter 2012.

Nah, Liang Tuang.  Explaining North Korean Nuclear Weapons Motivations:  Constructivism, Liberalism, and Realism.  North Korean Review 9:61-82 Spring 2013.

Plant, Thomas.  China, North Korea and Spread of Nuclear Weapons.  Survival 55:61-80 April-May 2013.

Air University Research

Korea (North)
Ballistic Missiles & Korea (North)
Nuclear Weapons & Korea (North)


Borowiec, Steven.  Is China Taking a Harsher Tone on North Korea?  The Christian Science Monitor, World Section, February 13, 2013

Grier, Peter.  Are North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Small Enough to Fit a Ballistic Missile?  The Christian Science Monitor, USA Section, April 8, 2013.

Hecht, Paul.  Nuclear Nightmare  Understanding North Korea.  Silver Spring, MD, Discovery Communications, 2003.
1 Videodisc, 50 min.
Video call no.:  327.1747095193  N964

Kumar, Ashish.  North Korea Threat Triggers Global Backlash.  The Washington Times, p A1, February 20, 2013.

Lyman, Will and others.  Kim's Nuclear Gamble.  PBS Video, 2003.
1 Videocassette, 60 min.
Video call no.:  327.7305193  K49

National Geographic Explorer.  Inside North Korea.  Online video clip.  YouTube, March 16, 2009.
46 min.

Sang-Hun, Choe.  North Korea Hints at New Nuclear Test in Rebuke to U.N.  The New York Times, p A5, col 0, January 24, 2013.

Yost, Peter and Ling, Lisa.  Inside North Korea.  Burbank, CA, Warner Home Video, 2007.
1 videodisc,52 min.
Video call no.:  951.93043  I59

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