Can sanctions deter North Korea’s nuclear ambitions?

Tracey Samuelson Aug 7, 2017
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Can sanctions deter North Korea’s nuclear ambitions?

Tracey Samuelson Aug 7, 2017
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Over the weekend, the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a new round of sanctions against North Korea. The sanctions could shave a billion dollars off the country’s annual export revenue, essentially cutting it by a third. This is in response to North Korea’s recent tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles, which broke existing international sanctions. Is there any chance these new sanctions will be different?

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