North Korea: the growing threat

FT writers look at how Kim Jong Un has dramatically increased the speed and scope of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme since he came to power in 2011 — raising international condemnation and alarm

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Pyongyang’s development of missiles and nuclear weapons raises alarms in Washington

Experts say military exercises and presidential rhetoric will not rein in Pyongyang

Donald Trump has created dangerous confusion over US policy towards Pyongyang

Trump administration pushes to upgrade ‘outdated and unproven’ interceptor technology

It would be wrong to assume China would stand by if peninsula fell into conflict

Trump’s military threats carry a risk with little strategic rationale

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Intercept systems and pre-emptive strikes mooted but would stretch pacifist constitution

Experts say regime’s advances raise risks attached to launching even a limited strike

The Trump administration may put Seoul at risk to protect the US

Experts say Kim’s apparently formidable force would run into problems within weeks of war