, Volume 67, Number 1

John Swenson-Wright
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John Swenson-Wright is an Associate Fellow with the Asia Programme at Chatham House

In the wake of the sinking of the Cheonan - South Korea's corvette in March 2010 with the loss of 46 lives - and the dramatic, surprise revelations in November of a new and massive North Korean uranium enrichment centrifuge facility, international opinion was already beginning to worry about the intentions of the Kim Jong-il administration.

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