Does Kim Need to Keep His Nukes to Avoid Gaddafi's Fate?

Wellen, Russ
October 2011
Foreign Policy in Focus;10/29/2011, p1
The article reports that Kim Jong-il, North Korea's leader, has learned that the only true security guarantee for autocracy may be a nuclear arsenal. According to Eli Jacobs, a research intern for the Project on Nuclear Issues of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Kim Jong-il does not need that excuse to keep nuclear weapons. Kim Jong-il's security policy is guided by the conclusion that nuclear capability seems to bolster a regime's security.


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