Sanctions

Interview

UN Sanctions Pushing N. Korea To 'Smile Diplomacy'

Victor D. Cha interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

Korea expert Victor D. Cha says effective implementation of the UN sanctions imposed on Pyongyang in June prompted recent conciliatory gestures from the regime. He says the United States might resume bilateral talks with North Korea in addition to pursuing multilateral discussions on Pyongyang's nuclear program.

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Must Read

Peterson Institute: Sanctioning North Korea: The Political Economy of Denuclearization and Proliferation

Authors: Stephan Haggard and Marcus Noland

Stephan Haggard and Marcus Noland write that sanctions alone are not enough to force North Korea to relinquish its nuclear weapons, but that the United States and other countries can make an impact if they pursue North Korea's international financial intermediaries, such as China.

 

 

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Op-Ed

Don't Sanction North Korea

Author: Charles D. Ferguson
Foreign Policy

Charles Ferguson argues that "fresh sanctions on a cash-poor North Korean regime could help cause exactly the situation we hope to prevent - nuclear proliferation."

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Interview

Poor Policy, Not Sanctions, Weakens Iran's Economy

Djavad Salehi-Isfahani interviewed by Greg Bruno

Low oil prices are undermining Iran's economy, a political liability for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as he seeks reelection in June. Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, a former Iranian central bank economist, assesses the link between politics and economy in Iran.

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Foreign Affairs Article

Bank Shots

Author: Rachel L. Loeffler

Financial sanctions have become a key tool of U.S. foreign policy. Measures taken against Iran and North Korea make clear that this new financial statecraft can be effective, but true success will require persuading global banks to accept a shared sense of risk.

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