June 03, 2023

Why it isn’t sanctions that hurt North Korean civilians

Pyongyang has more than enough wealth to feed the people - it just chooses not to

With new sanctions from the UN and the U.S. seen as being stricter than ever, there is growing support for North Korea’s claim that those measures will adversely affect North Koreans, perhaps to the point of causing children to starve to death. That is an interesting position to take, given that governments in general, particularly regimes such as Pyongyang's, are usually the ones held accountable for the well-being of their own citizens.