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The Enshrinement of Nuclear Statehood in North Korean Law

In this article for the University of Illinois Law Review, Kirkland associate Juliana Dowling discusses investigating North Korean law to better understand and analyze North Korea’s nuclear policy.

“On January 9, 2021, at the eighth Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea, Kim Jong-un pledged to advance North Korea’s nuclear program by developing tactical nuclear weapons.1 After a long silence on nuclear development, Kim seems to have sent a message to the Biden administration that North Korean nuclear issues must be a top priority for the new administration.”

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