How sanctions might actually develop North Korea's economy

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Mar 29, 2018
North Korea might end up giving up its biggest bargaining chip: nuclear weapons.
This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) last year shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attending the combined fire demonstration of the services of the Korean People's Army in celebration of its 85th founding anniversary at the airport of eastern front.
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U.S. imposes sanctions on Russians for U.S. election meddling

Mar 15, 2018
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said late February that they would be coming soon.
President Trump  and Russia's President Vladimir Putin walk together during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit back on Nov. 11, 2017.
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Is a troubled economy driving North Korea to the table?

Mar 9, 2018
Yesterday’s surprise announcement that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet with President Donald Trump for denuclearization talks raises a lot of questions. Most importantly: Why now? The Trump administration, along with the international community, has recently ratcheted up economic sanctions against North Korea. While it’s clear those sanctions have done some damage to […]

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says he feels obligated to help the middle class

Feb 27, 2018
The wide-ranging interview touched on North Korea, tax overhaul and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
After a short lecture, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations in Los Angeles. 
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Mnuchin: New sanctions coming for Russia, North Korea

Feb 26, 2018
The treasury secretary also touched on Dodd-Frank, trade agreements and the tax overhaul in a wide-ranging interview with Kai Ryssdal.
Addressing a crowd of both students and visitors, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was joined by Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations in Los Angeles on Feb. 26. 
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How North Korea going to the Olympics could affect sanctions

Jan 9, 2018
The forthcoming Winter Olympic Games may become the catalyst for some easing of tensions between the Koreas.
South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon (L) shakes hands with the head of North Korean delegation Ri Son-Gwon (R) before their meeting at the Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone on Jan. 9, 2018 in Panmunjom, South Korea. South and North Korea are scheduled to begin their first official face-to-face talks in two years.
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Nuclear threats, financial risks and trade agreement breakdowns — what's ahead for 2018

Jan 1, 2018
Here are some of the trends identified in the Stratfor Worldview's annual forecast.
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Are military contracts a path to more American jobs?

Nov 6, 2017
President Donald Trump prides himself on being deal-maker-in-chief, and that includes arms sales to foreign militaries. In Japan for his Asia trip, the president said the Japanese could shoot North Korean missiles out of the sky when they buy “lots of additional military equipment” from the U.S. He also said that would mean lots of […]

The diplomatic approach to North Korea is a long game

Oct 9, 2017
Felicia Schwartz of the Wall Street Journal reports on how the State Department has been quietly pressuring Pyongyang. But don't expect results any time soon.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson listens during a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York City about nuclear non-proliferation in September.
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Manufacturers of survival bunkers say that sales are up, thanks to escalating tensions with North Korea

Sep 26, 2017
Bunker sales are up. But disaster preparedness experts question if they're a good investment.
Atlas Survival Shelters CEO Ron Hubbard sits inside a model BombNado shelter at his Montebello, California factory. 
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