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Deciphering North Korea’s secret weapons programs

Expert discusses recent insights from satellite imaging analysis

North Korea is one of the world’s most secluded countries. Events after the Singapore summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un underscore the difficulty of obtaining reliable information on North Korea’s weapons programs. Joseph Bermudez, Jr. is an internationally recognized expert on North Korean defense and intelligence affairs. He will share insights on recent developments in North Korea’s ballistic missile programs and prospects for successful diplomatic efforts in US-North Korean relations.

Joseph Bermudez, Jr. is currently senior fellow for Imagery Analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Security (CSIS), senior adviser and imagery analyst for the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK), and publisher and editor of KPA Journal. He has testified before the United Nations and U.S. Congress as a subject matter expert concerning North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear, chemical and biological warfare programs, satellite imagery of North Korean political prisoner camps, and ballistic missile development in the developing countries. Recent news coverage of his work can be found in the New York Times and National Public Radio. Bermudez also co-authored a report on the status of North Korean weapons of mass destruction programs on the eve of the U.S.-North Korean high-level meetings in Vietnam on February 27-28, 2019.