February 14, 2013

How Tight Are Iran and North Korea?

Mark Fitzpatrick, The National

AP Photo

Among the issues raised by North Korea's third nuclear test, on Tuesday, is what it means for Iran's nuclear programme. It is sometimes assumed that Iran will benefit from North Korea's nuclear advances. There is also speculation Pyongyang's successful defiance of the major powers will embolden Iran to continue its own defiance.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Nuclear Weapons, North Korea, Iran

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

February 12, 2013
U.S. Weakness Provokes N. Korea, Iran
Max Boot, Contentions
So much for the exaggerated hopes of those that believed Kim Jong-un would turn out to be a different kind of dictator. Following a long-range rocket test in December, North Korea has now apparently tested a nuclear weapon... more ››
February 12, 2013
Accept It: North Korea Is a Nuclear Power
Andrei Lankov, Foreign Policy
Any hopes that the first year of the young North Korean dictator's reign would signal a departure from his father Kim Jong Il's hardline policies have been dashed. The boyish looking (and, indeed, seriously young -- probably 29... more ››
February 10, 2013
Pyongyang's Reality Check
Michael Auslin, Wall Street Journal
Negotiation has failed. The U.S. must admit that North Korea is a nuclear power -- and then treat it as such. more ››
February 9, 2013
Why North Korea Is Testing Nukes Now
Andrew Natsios, U.S. News
The first test of the Obama administration's second term foreign policy team is shaping up to be North Korea's upcoming nuclear explosion. Korean President Kim Jong Un last week declared martial law in anticipation of the... more ››
February 14, 2013
We're Over Analyzing N. Korea
Lind, Lieber & Press, Foreign Affairs
In his State of the Union address, U.S. President Barack Obama described North Korea's recent nuclear test as a provocation that required a firm response. The intended audience for that provocation, though, is up for debate. Some... more ››