17 April 2012
The Consequences of North Korea’s Failed Unha-3 Rocket Launch
The author notes that North Korea’s 13 April 2012 launch of a Unha-3 rocket was to be a test of military technology as well as a political show. The failure of the launch may prompt Pyongyang to conduct a nuclear test. The likelihood of influencing North Korea by tightening the sanctions regime remains low. The author argues that it is also doubtful whether in an election year the US would be willing to formulate another aid package offer for the DPRK.
© 2012 Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
Marcin Zaborowski, Katarzyna Staniewska