February 25, 2024

View from Pyongyang: Will new sanctions on North Korea work?

A trip to Pyongyang on a language exchange brings fresh perspectives on the impact of sanctions

I am writing this on my way back from Pyongyang where I was on a mission to promote language studies.

No one should suspect that I am North Korea apologist. But after 40-odd years of experience in Korean affairs I feel I can make some conclusions, especially concerning the burning issue: how to stop North Korean nuclear potential's increase in the wake of the fifth nuclear test, and what immediate measures should be taken by the international community?