Since the 1990’s there has been a growing focus on North Korea and the DPRK’s nuclear program. However studies and timelines pertaining to this topic tend to overlook the origins and early history of the North’s nuclear program.
If we hope to truly understand and engage the DPRK on the nuclear issue, we must first understand and explore the full scope of their nuclear ambitions.
Accordingly this timeline follows the North’s nuclear program from its outset in the 1950’s, traces its development over the years, and highlights key points in the North’s weaponization process-be it mere desires (seen through statements, communications and activity), or tangible technical advances.
You can download the fact sheet here, or read it below: