November 30, 2023 |
A Way forward to Counter North Korea’s Evolving Cyber Threats
A Way forward to Counter North Korea’s Evolving Cyber Threats
November 27, 2023 | Bora Park
Bora Park, a research fellow at the Institute for National Security Strategy, analyzes the evolving North Korean cyber threat since the Gulf War in 1991 and discusses South Korea’s response measures. Park argues that cyberattacks have significantly diversified following the adoption of six UN Security Resolutions in 2016, coupled with strengthened international sanctions during the Park Geun-hye administration. The author elaborates that DPRK has employed malicious codes and other covert means not only for cyber espionage but also to damage South Korean economy and promote domestic polarization. Park urges the South Korean government to enact legal measures to counter the escalating DPRK cyber threat and recommends the establishment of a comprehensive cybersecurity system encompassing both the public and private sectors.
Shaping the Conditions for Nuclear Futility
Shaping the Conditions for Nuclear Futility
November 20, 2023 | Dong-Yub Kim
Dong-Yub Kim, a professor of Military and Security Studies at the University of North Korean Studies, analyzes the motive behind DPRK’s unabated pursuit for improvement of nuclear capabilities. Highlighting that the DPRK will continue developing its nuclear arsenal to address external security threat and improve regime stability, Kim cautions that U.S.-ROK governments’ insistence on military response may be politically convenient but detrimental to the long-term stability of the Peninsula. To effectively address the North Korean nuclear issue, Kim proposes that South Korea should work towards creating conditions where nuclear weapons become irrelevant and ineffective. To achieve this goal, he calls for an approach that takes into account the comprehensive impact of nuclear weapons on humanity such as environment, climate, the economy, society, and culture.


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