May 25, 2024

UNSC sanctions won’t change Kim Jong Un’s strategic calculus: ROK expert

Gyeongsang National University's Park Jong-chol says the DPRK economy remains adaptive

Recent UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions are unlikely to "change Kim Jong Un's calculus" due to North Korea's resilient economy and sanctions loopholes, a South Korean specialist on Sino-DPRK relations told NK News in a recent interview.

In fact, Park Jong-chol, Associate Professor at the Department of Social Studies Education of Gyeongsang National University said, sanctions may have a positive effect on the DPRK economy by promoting "trade reorganization" and encouraging coal prices to fall.

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