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A Familiar Story: The New UN Report on North Korean Sanctions Implementation

A Familiar Story: The New UN Report on North Korean Sanctions Implementation

Two weeks ago, the United Nations Panel of Experts tasked with monitoring DPRK sanctions implementation, issued its latest annual report. These reports remain essential reading for anyone working on North Korea, nonproliferation or sanctions evasion. Advance coverage in the press focused on the scale, sophistication, and widespread success of [...]

Paper Tigers: DPRK POE Report Shows Deep Problems with Enforcement

Paper Tigers: DPRK POE Report Shows Deep Problems with Enforcement

The February 27, 2017 report by the Panel of Experts (POE) responsible for monitoring the implementation of UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions against the DPRK paints a complex picture of how this sanctions regime is working. On the one hand, the report is actually reassuring. It is only made possible by a truly global effort to monitor and [...]

North Korea’s Shrinking Role in the Global Missile Market

North Korea’s Shrinking Role in the Global Missile Market

News media descriptions of North Korea’s commercial activities often claim that Pyongyang sells large numbers of ballistic missiles abroad. Some press reports even assert that North Korea brings in hundreds of millions of dollars, if not more, on Scud, Nodong, or Musudan missile sales in any given year. These stories are, in the best case, [...]

North Korea: Lessons from Egypt

North Korea: Lessons from Egypt

A Former President and a Grand Bargain that Worked. For two years the United States, South Korea and Japan have intermittently talked of an all-or-nothing deal with North Korea on the nuclear standoff, which President Lee Myung Bak has called a “Grand Bargain.” Egypt’s peace overtures to Israel in the late 1970s are the role model for [...]

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