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North Korea

The proliferation problem from hell

19th July 2017 – Washington Times

The proliferation problem from hell

Clifford D. May

Imagine a world in which both North Korea and Iran can wipe out cities in America or anywhere else. What concessions would be made to prevent such an eventuality? What gestures of appeasement would be offered? What tribute would be paid? more...

Analysis & Commentary

22nd July 2017 – Quoted by Jesse Johnson - The Japan Times

U.S. to ban Americans from traveling to North Korea after Warmbier death

Anthony Ruggiero

The United States will ban Americans from traveling to North Korea in the coming weeks due to the “serious risk of arrest and long-term detention,” the U.S. State Department said Friday, a month after U.S. college student Otto Warmbier died following his imprisonment by the isolated nation. The United States will ban Americans from traveling to North Korea in the coming weeks due to the “serious risk of arrest and long-term detention,” the U.S. State Department said Friday, a month after U.S. college student Otto Warmbier died following his imprisonment by the isolated nation. more...

21st July 2017 – Quoted by One Free Korea

What construction in Pyongyang tells us, and doesn’t tell us, about sanctions

Anthony Ruggiero

As the Trump administration looks to sanctions, including secondary sanctions, to gain the leverage to disarm North Korea, it is natural that North Korea watchers would try to gauge the potential for sanctions to impact Pyongyang’s finances. more...

21st July 2017 – Quoted by Reuters

U.S. State Department to ban American travel to North Korea

Anthony Ruggiero

The U.S. government will ban Americans from traveling to North Korea due to "the serious risk of arrest" after an American student was jailed while on a tour and later died, the State Department said on Friday. more...

21st July 2017 – NPR

All Things Considered

Anthony Ruggiero

FDD Senior Fellow Anthony Ruggiero talks about the U.S. plan to ban travel to North Korea on NPR. more...