Are Sanctions Against North Korea Working?

Date & Time: 
Thu, 04/06/2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

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Are Sanctions Against North Korea Working?


Last year the international community placed increasingly tougher sanctions on North Korea in response to two separate nuclear tests from Kim Jong-un. U.N. Resolution 2321 enacted in November aimed to improve upon Resolution 2270 passed in March—closing loopholes, expanding the scope of sanctioned items, and capping coal trade — yet concerns still remain over its enforcement. Unilateral measures were also passed, including the first sanctions on a North Korean leader for human rights abuses and secondary sanctions targeting financial institutions, but these are also not without their limitations. While North Korea’s continued defiance of the international community may not come as a surprise in 2017, it does not portend sanctions are ineffectual. In light of calls to revisit strategies toward North Korea, discerning the impact of recent sanctions on the Kim regime is now critical to how future policy will be shaped.




Thursday, April 6, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

KEI Conference Facility 
1800 K St NW | Suite 1010

Cheng Xiaohe
Associate Professor
Renmin University of China

Alexander Gabuev
Senior Associate & Chair, Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Moscow Center

Kim Joong-ho
Export-Import Bank of Korea

Jim Walsh
Senior Research Associate
MIT Security Studies Program

Moderated by: 

Troy Stangarone
Senior Director for Congressional Affairs & Trade
Korea Economic Institute of America