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Book Kim Jong Un and the Bomb Survival and Deterrence in North Korea
By Ankit Panda North Korea’s quest for nuclear weapons didn’t begin in 2017. Kim Jong Un and the Bomb meticulously lays out how we got here—and what lies ahead. It should be required reading for understanding the motivations and machinations behind Kim’s destabilizing mission.’ — Jean Lee, former AP Pyongyang bureau chief, and director of the Center for Korean History and Public Policy, Wilson Center
‘One of the best volumes available to provide deep insights into the situation on the Korean Peninsula and the long cycle of danger—openings—progress—shattered hope. Worthy of study!’ — Retd U.S. Army Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander of UN Command, U.S. Forces Korea and U.S.–South Korea Combined Forces Command, 2016–18
‘A timely, balanced and comprehensive overview of North Korea’s path to becoming a nuclear power, and what this means for the world. Panda shows that this extraordinary story is immensely important, but—despite bizarre episodes and characters—not remotely funny.’ — Kerry Brown, Director of the Lau China Institute, King’s College London
Ankit Panda is an award-winning writer and international security expert. He is Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Defense Posture Project at the Federation of American Scientists, and a senior editor at The Diplomat.