December 11, 2019

What to make of North Korea’s recent calls for the UN to cut in-country staff
Former Resident Coordinator in the DPRK weighs in on Pyongyang's recent complaints to the UN
In a bit of bad timing, North Korea last week announced it wants the UN to reduce the number of international staff in-country just as Typhoon Lingling set its sights on the peninsula.The North Koreans, it seems, are angry about international sanctions, which limit their economic growth and squeeze humanitarian programs.So, like Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables," who burned his own hand to