North Korea

North Korea is prominent on any list of pariah nations. The country is so desperate for cash that its funding tactics range from attacking distant computer networks to printing counterfeit currencies. The economy hobbles along at the expense of its citizens. Humanitarian issues take a back seat to military prowess.

How Does North Korea Pay for Nuclear Weapons?

The answer is complex for such an isolated nation. Its GDP hovers near $40 billion, suggesting that Pyongyang barely has enough to pay for public health and education requirements, let alone an expansive nuclear weapons program. At one point, North…