- North Korea appears to have launched a submarine-launched ballistic missile over the weekend
- Moon says the most recent test shows the regime is working sleeplessly towards greater nuclear capability
- The launch has antagonized the EU which has been less aggressive than the U.S. on North Korean denuclearization
Katharine H.S. Moon is the inaugural holder of the SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies and a senior fellow at the Brookings Center for East Asia Policy Studies. Moon's research includes the U.S.-Korea alliance, politics of East Asia, and inter-Korean relations.
(CNN)North Korea is on a roll. Just four months into 2016, it has tested a nuclear device (its fourth), launched a satellite that uses rocket mechanisms for intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMS), fired multiple short-range missiles, and now claims the first successful launch test of a submarine-launched-ballistic missile (SLBM) with a flight distance of about 30 kilometers (18 miles).