November 26, 2022
What If?

What if the UN shuts down the Panel of Experts overseeing North Korea sanctions?

China’s skepticism of sanctions could lead it to end support, eliminating a key source of information on DPRK activities

Editor’s note: What If? is an NK News series featuring scenarios about North Korea’s future. Articles in this series draw on verified facts and rigorous analysis to explore hypothetical events in the years and decades ahead.

It’s March 2024 and a routine U.N. meeting in New York City is scheduled to renew the mandate of the Panel of Experts (PoE) on North Korea, the body charged with monitoring the implementation of the U.N. sanctions regime.