North Korea

Interview

North Korea-Iran Nuclear Cooperation

Jeffrey Lewis interviewed by Jayshree Bajoria

WikiLeaks' cables on North Korea's missile sales to Iran have raised new concerns about the country's proliferation activities. Expert Jeffrey Lewis says Pyongyang's procurement networks pose the biggest threat, and recommends the international community strengthen interdiction measures.

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Interview

Why Sanctions Can Hurt North Korea

Marcus Noland interviewed by Jayshree Bajoria

Washington's new sanctions against North Korea, focusing on international financial institutions and banking systems, are likely to have more impact than trade sanctions, says North Korea economic expert Marcus Noland.

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Transcript

U.S. Policy Toward the Korean Peninsula: Report of a CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force

Speakers: Charles L. "Jack" Pritchard, Evans J.R. Revere, and Scott A. Snyder
Introductory Speaker: Anya Schmemann
Presider: David E. Sanger

The CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report on U.S. Policy Toward the Korean Peninsula assesses current U.S. policy toward both North and South Korea. The report identifies three essential elements of an internationally coordinated response to the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear development effort: first, denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and an approach that attempts to resolve rather than simply manage the issue; second, regional cohesion, enabled by close U.S.-South Korea relations; and third, China's cooperation and active engagement.

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