Hearing on “China’s Nuclear Forces”

On June 10, 2021, Valerie Lincy appeared before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission to deliver prepared testimony at their hearing on "China's Nuclear Forces." The Commission has asked her to comment on China's role in the proliferation of missile and nuclear technologies, both as a supplier and an end user, the Chinese entities that are involved in such activities, and the extent to which these activities have affected U.S. national security interests and the global nonproliferation regime.

DPRK Advisory: Seller Beware!

US government publishes advisory on North Korean missile procurement and provides list of missile-related items.

North Korea’s March Towards ICBM Capability

North Korea conducted several successful SLBM tests in 2016, already has tested several new missile systems in 2017, and may test an ICBM this year.

Pyongyang’s Growing Nuclear Arsenal

North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear weapons test in September 2016, which was its strongest to date. At the same time, operations continue at the Yongbyon Nuclear Research Center, North Korea’s primary fissile material production facility. Pyongyang is producing both plutonium and highly enriched uranium (HEU) at Yongbyon, and is expanding operations there.

More on the North Korean Vessel Seized in Panama

On July 12, authorities in Panama boarded and searched the Chong Chon Gang, a North Korean-flagged cargo vessel returning from Cuba and preparing to transit the Panama Canal. The Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control has analyzed the voyage history of the Chong Chon Gang and related vessels over the past decade.

North Korea Missile Update – 2005

Since 2003, when the Risk Report last looked at North Korea’s missile efforts, Pyongyang has made steady progress, and has continued to rely on missile sales to finance its program….