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Series: 5 on 45 Podcast
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (

On threats from North Korea

Richard Bush, co-director at the Center for East Asia Policy Studies and a senior fellow with the John L. Thornton China Center in Foreign Policy, addresses President Trump’s response to developments surrounding advancements in the North Korean nuclear program and offers recommendations on effective crisis management processes for the Trump administration.

Show notes:

Averting catastrophe: U.S. policy options for North Korea

Why deterring and containing North Korea is our least bad option

The real reason a North Korean nuclear weapon is so terrifying—and it’s not what you think

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