21 August 2012
The sharp downside of success: how a third North Korean nuclear test could change the strategic dynamic in Northeast Asia
By Rod Lyon and Hayley Channer
This paper explores the effects of a successful third North Korean nuclear test on the Northeast Asian security dynamic.
A successful test, of around fifteen kilotons, could bring to the fore a slew of serious strategic issues in Northeast Asia, creating problems for North Korea's neighbours and further afield. The paper considers the implications for Australia and regional security.
A related blog post can be found on ASPI's The Strategist.