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New Dangers and Responses to North Korean Missiles

What is driving the recent increase in North Korean missile launches—and how should the US respond?
A missile launch is seen at an undisclosed location in North Korea Play Podcast

About the Episode

North Korea fired over 80 missiles last week, triggering evacuation alerts in parts of Japan and South Korea. On Deep Dish, a Japanese citizen shares a firsthand reaction and their concerns for nuclear risks from North Korea. Plus, Stimson Center’s Jenny Town discusses what Kim Jong-un is trying to achieve and how the United States and its regional allies can reduce the risk of escalation. 

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About the Experts
Senior Fellow, Stimson Center
Jenny Town is a senior fellow at the Stimson Center and the drrector of Stimson’s 38 North Program. Her expertise is in North Korea, US-DPRK relations, US-ROK alliance and Northeast Asia regional security.
Vice President, Studies
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the Council's weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
Other Contributors
Japanese-English Translator
Kyoto is a Japanese-English interpreter. She is speaking to us from Tokyo, Japan.

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