October 17, 2019
The transformation of the nuclear weapons calculus
Why North Korea’s Byungjin policy makes good sense, but has a sting in the tail
The Byungjin policy has come under a lot of criticism and even ridicule from the West since it was proclaimed at the Plenary Meeting of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea on March 31, 2013. It was termed "…a new strategic line on carrying out economic construction and building nuclear armed forces simultaneously," even though it was new it was legitimized by reference to the