- North Korea launched a satellite into space over the weekend
- Joan Johnson-Freese: Provocation, defiance remain key elements of North Korean foreign policy
Joan Johnson-Freese is a professor of national security affairs at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, and the author of "Heavenly Ambitions: America's Quest to Dominate Space." The views expressed are hers alone and do not represent the views of the Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.
(CNN)Pyongyang celebrated with fireworks, and a North Korean government spokesman dismissed international efforts to block the successful launch of the country's second satellite as nothing more than a "puppy barking at the moon." Grandiosity, provocation and defiance clearly remain the key elements of North Korean foreign policy. But while claiming the satellite launch is a peaceful use of outer space in accordance with international norms, the international community rightly sees it differently.