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Mathew Ha

Research Associate

Biography:

Mathew Ha is a FDD research associate focusing on North Korea. He focuses on North Korea’s illicit financing, human rights, U.S.-Korea alliance, and inter-Korean relations. He brings experience working with the Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK). He is completing an MA in Asian Studies at Georgetown University with a concentration in politics and security and the Korean peninsula. He holds a BA in World Politics from Hamilton College.

Mathew Ha is a FDD research associate focusing on North Korea. He focuses on North Korea’s illicit financing, human rights, U.S.-Korea alliance, and inter-Korean relations. He brings experience working with the Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK). He is completing an MA in Asian Studies at Georgetown University with a concentration in politics and security and the Korean peninsula. He holds a BA in World Politics from Hamilton College.

U.S. Treasury Turns Up the Pressure on Foreign Facilitators of North Korea’s Illicit Shipping Sector

16th August 2018 – FDD'S CSIF Policy Brief

U.S. Treasury Turns Up the Pressure on Foreign Facilitators of North Korea’s Illicit Shipping Sector

Mathew Ha

The U.S. sanctioned three non-North Korean entities and one individual “for facilitating illicit shipments on behalf of North Korea.” These latest sanctions come shortly after another Treasury action earlier this month that targeted Russian facilitators, showing Washington’s willingness to enforce UN and U.S. sanctions amidst ongoing nuclear diplomacy with Pyongyang. more...

Analysis & Commentary

16th August 2018 – FDD'S CSIF Policy Brief

U.S. Treasury Turns Up the Pressure on Foreign Facilitators of North Korea’s Illicit Shipping Sector

Mathew Ha

The U.S. sanctioned three non-North Korean entities and one individual “for facilitating illicit shipments on behalf of North Korea.” These latest sanctions come shortly after another Treasury action earlier this month that targeted Russian facilitators, showing Washington’s willingness to enforce UN and U.S. sanctions amidst ongoing nuclear diplomacy with Pyongyang. more...

3rd August 2018 – FDD's CSIF Policy Brief

Treasury Designates Violators of North Korea Sanctions

Mathew Ha

The Treasury Department today sanctioned three entities and one individual for failing to comply with UN and U.S. sanctions on North Korea. more...

27th July 2018 – Real Clear Defense

Don’t Fall for Kim Jong-un’s Pleas for Peace

Mathew Ha

This week, North Korean propaganda outlets ramped up demands to the South Korean government to swiftly end the Korean War to uphold Seoul’s Panmunjom Declaration obligations. more...

9th July 2018 – FDD Policy Brief

Pompeo Visit Shows Breadth of U.S.-North Korea Divide

Mathew Ha

At the conclusion of his third trip to Pyongyang, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters, “we made progress on almost all of the central issues” in U.S.-North Korea relations. Yet only hours after Pompeo’s departure, the North Korean Foreign Ministry harshly criticized the secretary of state’s “unilateral and gangster-like demand for denuclearization.” more...