Commentary | 16 April 2012

No good options to curb Pyongyang

In this opinion piece in The Australian, Lowy Institute International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf argues that the failure of North Korea’s Friday-the-13th missile test raise the risks of a nuclear test by the hermit kingdom. He warns that there are no good options for getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs, but that any solution will need greater pressure from China. This piece foreshadows some of the arguments in a major research report co-edited by Mr Medcalf, Disarming Doubt: The Future of Extended Nuclear Deterrence in East Asia.

The Australian, 16 April 2012, p. 8

  • Rory Medcalf

In this opinion piece in The Australian, Lowy Institute International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf argues that the failure of North Korea’s Friday-the-13th missile test raise the risks of a nuclear test by the hermit kingdom. He warns that there are no good options for getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs, but that any solution will need greater pressure from China. This piece foreshadows some of the arguments in a major research report co-edited by Mr Medcalf, Disarming Doubt: The Future of Extended Nuclear Deterrence in East Asia.

The Australian, 16 April 2012, p. 8

  • Rory Medcalf