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Treasury Targets North Korea’s Human Rights Abusers

12th January 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

Treasury Targets North Korea’s Human Rights Abusers

Anthony Ruggiero

The U.S. Department of the Treasury yesterday designated seven North Korean individuals and blocked two entities of the regime in response to North Korea’s human rights abuses and censorship activities. The State Department complemented the action with its Report on Human Rights Abuses and Censorship in North Korea. more...

Analysis & Commentary

12th January 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

Treasury Targets North Korea’s Human Rights Abusers

Anthony Ruggiero

The U.S. Department of the Treasury yesterday designated seven North Korean individuals and blocked two entities of the regime in response to North Korea’s human rights abuses and censorship activities. The State Department complemented the action with its Report on Human Rights Abuses and Censorship in North Korea. more...

3rd January 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

North Korea’s New Year’s Message

Anthony Ruggiero

The year 2017 started with new threats from North Korea. In his New Year’s Day address, North Korean leader Kim Jung Un noted that preparations for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test had reached the final stage. more...

16th September 2016 – FDD Policy Brief

North Korea’s 5th Nuclear Test – What now?

Olli Heinonen

North Korea just heralded the 68th anniversary of its founding by conducting its fifth nuclear test. The initial seismic recordings were larger than previously recorded activity. This, coupled with other indicators, suggests that Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons capability is accelerating. more...

2nd June 2016 – Quoted by Jay Solomon - The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Moves to Cut Off North Korea From Banking System

Mark Dubowitz

The Obama administration warned foreign banks that they will face U.S. sanctions or fines for doing business with North Korea, a move that turns up the pressure on Pyongyang but raises the specter of direct economic conflict with China. more...