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The Korea Now Podcast

Aug 20, 2018

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Scott LaFoy. They speak about the background of North Korea’s warfighting capabilities, their development of asymmetric threats, the place that cyber-warfare now holds in this regard, the history of North Korea’s cyber-operations, the strategic value of this type of warfare, as well as looking into the different motivations for such conflict through analysing a series of actual North Korean cyber-attacks.

Scott LaFoy is a military analyst and researcher focussed on North Korea and its military capabilities. In 2015 he co-wrote a report, ‘North Korea's Cyber Capabilities’, at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) (, from which this interview heavily references. Scott currently works at Arms Control Wonk (


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