Bruce Bechtol


"This book answers urgent calls for clear thinking and balanced analysis on the topic of North Korea's expansive activities in two vital regions of the globe. Written in a compelling style and using the most up-to-date sources, Bechtol has made a significant contribution to understandings of how this rogue state has become a global menace. This book belongs on the bookshelves of anyone interested in learning more about the shadowy actions of this increasingly dangerous regime."?Paul Kan, US Army War College

"Bruce Bechtol reveals the lesser known dimensions of the North Korean threat. This book illuminates the complexities of the global challenge posed by the most infamous rogue state of the early twenty-first century."?Andrew Scobell, author of North Korea's Military Threat: Pyongyang's Conventional Forces, Weapons of Mass Destruction, And Ballistic Missiles

"Bruce Bechtol's impressively thorough research, analysis and foresight are no surprise to experts and students of the Asia Pacific alike. North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa sheds light on an entirely new dimension of the security threats posed by North Korea. The criminality of the Kim regime goes beyond its threatening the Asia Pacific region and the world with nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles or brutalizing its own people. Through scrupulous investigation and sharp analysis, Bechtol proves that the Kim regime illicitly proliferates tools of death ranging from small arms to ballistic missiles and WMDs to rogue actors and regimes in the Middle East and Africa. Through its criminal proliferation, North Korea jeopardizes security in one of the world's most volatile regions and destroys the lives of countless millions."?Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

"Dr. Bechtol has written a deeply researched treatise on the roots, extent, and threats posed by the DPRK's ongoing sales of conventional weapons, ballistic missile and WMD systems and technology; active collaboration in ballistic missile and possibly nuclear weapons research and development; and active support of the production and use of chemical weapons in this greatly troubled part of the world. It is essential reading for those concerned with events in the Middle East, Africa, or the DPRK itself."?William Newcomb, former member of the United Nations Security Council Panel of Experts on DPRK Sanctions