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18th January 2018 – Quoted by Ryan Pickrell - The Daily Caller

These Are The Four Sports North Korea Will Compete In At The Olympics In The South

Anthony Ruggiero

North Korea will compete in four different events at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea, according to the top organizer. more...

18th January 2018 – CNN

Trump says ‘Russia is not helping’ with North Korea

Anthony Ruggiero

US President Donald Trump may have found another whipping boy when it comes to reining in North Korea. On Wednesday, Trump accused the Kremlin of helping North Korea skirt international sanctions aimed at curbing North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. more...

18th January 2018 – WTVA

North Korea going to the Olympics: 5 Things to Know

Anthony Ruggiero

With a 140-piece orchestra, 230-strong performance squad and its athletes walking under a unified Korean flag, North Korea will be hoping to grab the limelight at next month's Winter Olympics. more...

18th January 2018 – BBC

Up All Night

Anthony Ruggiero

FDD's Anthony Ruggiero joins Rhod Sharp to discuss the meetings held in Vancouver and North Korea. more...

18th January 2018 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Anthony Ruggiero

FDD's Anthony Ruggiero discusses the latest news concerning North Korea on The John Batchelor Show. more...

16th January 2018 – WNYC

The Takeaway Appearance

Anthony Ruggiero

Anthony Ruggiero, senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and a former government expert on sanctions and nuclear proliferation, explains why he believes that sanctions are the best strategy when it comes to North Korea, and also discusses how they could be used more effectively. more...

16th January 2018 – CTV News Channel


Anthony Ruggiero

FDD's Anthony Ruggiero joins CTV to discuss the North Korea talks in Vancouver. more...

16th January 2018 – Commentary Magazine

The Method in North Korea’s Madness

Anthony Ruggiero

One of the more improbable geostrategic surprises of recent years has been the revival of the North Korean economy under the direction of Kim Jong Un. Just to be clear, that economy remains pitiably decrepit, horribly distorted, and desperately dependent on outside support. more...

12th January 2018 – Quoted by Jenna Lifhits - The Weekly Standard

Mr. Maximum Pressure

Anthony Ruggiero

'My neighbors probably think I’m nuts,” says Cory Gardner. The fresh-faced senator is from tiny Yuma in northeastern Colorado, a 3,500-person town with “horrible cell service” to the point where he doesn’t get reception inside his house. So when the secretary of state calls, Gardner does what the rest of us would: He goes outside into the cold. more...

9th January 2018 – Bloomberg TV

Bloomberg Markets

Anthony Ruggiero

Anthony Ruggiero, senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, discusses the high-level talks between North Korea and South Korea and what they have accomplished. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia." more...

5th January 2018 – Quoted by Adam Taylor - The Washington Post

Is Trump making himself irrelevant on North Korea?

Anthony Ruggiero

There was no shortage of major foreign policy crises to choose from in 2017, but the rapid escalation of tensions with North Korea — and the threat of nuclear war behind them — stood out from the rest. It's also one into which President Trump, an iconoclastic leader who disdains diplomacy and styles himself both a businessman and a brawler, has thrown himself with abandon. more...

5th January 2018 – Vice News

North Korea Just Agreed on a Date with South Korea - By Fax

Anthony Ruggiero

North Korea accepted an offer from Seoul Friday to hold talks on Jan. 9 — the first high-level dialogue between the adversaries in more than two years. Despite North Korea reconnecting the hotline to the South earlier this week, the confirmation came via fax. more...

3rd January 2018 – Quoted by Leo Byrne and James Byrne - NK News

Seized oil tanker linked to N. Korean networks, investigation reveals

Anthony Ruggiero

The Panamanian-flagged KOTI vessel, which was seized off the west coast of South Korea in late December, is operated by a company linked to several known Chinese weapons smugglers, an investigation by NK News can reveal. more...

3rd January 2018 – Quoted by Stephen Loiaconi - Sinclair Broadcast Group

As North Korea reopens hotline with South, officials and experts have doubts

Anthony Ruggiero

As North Korea reopened cross-border communications with South Korea Wednesday, leader Kim Jong Un’s newfound willingness to speak with the South has been greeted with reactions ranging from cautious optimism to deep skepticism in the U.S. and within the Trump administration. more...

3rd January 2018 – France 24

The Debate

Anthony Ruggiero

FDD's Anthony Ruggiero joins France 24's The Debate to discuss the recent hotline talks between North and South Korea. more...

30th December 2017 – Quoted by Matthew Pennington and Zeke Miller - Associated Press

U.S. declares North Korea a terror sponsor; new sanctions anticipated

Anthony Ruggiero

President Donald Trump announced Monday the U.S. is putting North Korea‘s “murderous regime” on America‘s terrorism blacklist, despite questions about Pyongyang‘s support for international attacks beyond the assassination of its leader‘s half brother in February. more...

14th December 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Anthony Ruggiero

FDD's Anthony Ruggiero discusses the approaches of the White House and the State Department to dealing with North Korea on The John Batchelor Show. more...

13th December 2017 – Quoted by CNN

Tillerson says US won’t set preconditions for North Korea talks

Anthony Ruggiero

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US is ready to talk with North Korea without preconditions, in comments that appeared to signal a shift in State Department policy. more...

13th December 2017 – Quoted by Dave Clark - Agence France-Presse

US ‘ready for direct talks with North Korea’

Anthony Ruggiero

The United States is ready to talk to North Korea "without preconditions" but remains determined to force it to abandon its nuclear arsenal, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday. more...

8th December 2017 – Quoted by Yonhap News

N.K. Sanctions haven’t been strong enough: U.S. expert

Anthony Ruggiero

Sanctions against North Korea can be tightened further to induce the regime to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, a U.S. expert said Thursday. more...