April 20, 2020

Soliciting broad buy-in on compliance with UN sanctions on North Korea must go beyond normative arguments and threats of punitive measures. Identifying country- and region- specific benefits of compliance and consequences of non-compliance is a valuable exercise.

On Friday, the United Nations Panel...

March 20, 2020


Despite summit diplomacy between US and North Korean leaders, Washington’s efforts to increase sanctions pressure on Pyongyang continued throughout 2019 and has shown no signs of abating in 2020. In response North Korea has continued to evolve its sanctions evasion tactics, critical amongst whic...

May 18, 2018

Maximum pressure. That’s the stated U.S. policy towards North Korea. In addition to tough talk and joint military exercises with partners in the region, this policy relies on sanctions to put economic pressure on North Korea.

This pressure, however, is limited by North Korea’s own capabilities. The c...

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