North Korea Sanctions – #Epic Fail

By: Regina Paulose[1]

North Korea (or DPRK) has continued to prove that the sanctions policy against its leadership is a failure. The DPRK has continued to subvert sanctions by earning hard currency through illegitimate means.  It essentially works as an organized crime syndicate. It is important for the international community, in particular the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), to think of ways to constructively engage the country so that it can effectively make a difference with regards to weapons proliferation and human rights and so that North Korea can turn away from using illicit channels to raise money. Continue reading