North Koreans celebrate the successful launch of a long-range rocket.
The launch drew strong international condemnation, particularly from South Korea and Japan.
- CISAC Affiliate Nick Hansen on the Korean Peninsula's satellite space race:
"[South Korea] took a different approach. They have very sophisticated satellites. They get parts from various high-tech companies whereas the North Koreans built a very crude primitive satellite but they launched it first so you know you've got to flip a coin."
- CISAC Affiliate Jeffrey Lewis analyzes debris from the launch:
A Q&A by Stanford experts weighing in on the launch:
"I think the best course for the United States would be to avoid over-reacting and to focus attention on Pyongyang’s defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions."
- Tom Fingar, international intelligence expert and Oksenberg-Rohlen distinguished fellow at Stanford.