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Analysis of North Korea's latest missile test

Ruth Tarrant

8th February 2016

Earlier this week, North Korea claimed that it had successfully deployed a long-range missile, following its apparent H-bomb test in January. If reports are to be believed, both of these tests are reminders of the development of the North’s nuclear-weapons programme despite global efforts to block it. According to a recent estimate it may have as many as 100 weapons by 2020 if its programme is allowed to continue. The timeline below shows the key dates in contemporary North Korean history regarding weapons and testing:

Ruth Tarrant

Ruth has been Subject Lead in Economics at tutor2u for many years after a career of teaching Economics, Business, Politics and Maths in a range of secondary schools. She is a highly experienced A level Economics Examiner, and also teaches undergraduate Economics on a very part-time basis at the University of Oxford. Ruth is passionate about making economics fun, engaging and accessible.

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