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The Center for Korea Studies fosters teaching, research, and outreach related to Korea at the University of Washington and in North America. The Center currently supports a Korea Studies colloquia series, a visiting scholars program, student scholarships, international student exchange programs, an outreach program to K-12 educators, Korean language textbook development, and the publication of research.
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North Korea Cyber Attacks: A New Asymmetrical Military Strategy

June 28, 2016

Posted by: jlbeyer

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North Korea has focused on an asymmetric military strategy because of its lack of conventional power and resources. However, its traditional asymmetric weapons and strength have been monitored by Western countries, therefore, heavily sanctioned. For North Korea, developing and exerting its cyber capabilities is the best way to avoid sanctions while achieving its strategic goals. Cyber tactics are effective because of the characteristics of cyberspace or cyber warfare–the low cost of entry, anonymity, and plausible deniability.