February 21, 2024
Expert Surveys

North Korea relisted as a state sponsor of terrorism: what happens now?

Experts assess the impact of the Trump administration's long-awaited relisting

In a long-awaited decision on Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that North Korea, after nine years, would return to Washington's list of state sponsors of terrorism (SSOT).

Telling press that "it should have happened years ago," the President accused Pyongyang of "repeatedly" supporting acts of international terrorism, making reference to the February assassination of Kim Jong Un's half-brother Kim Jong Nam, and the death in June of U.S. citizen Otto Warmbier.