North Korea going to the Olympics: 5 Things to Know

Anthony Ruggiero
18th January 2018 - Quoted by WTVA

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.


"For a mere promise of talks, Pyongyang received a delay of ... defensive military exercises," Anthony Ruggiero, a former deputy director of the US Treasury Department and an expert in the use of targeted financial measures for Foundation for Defense of Democracies testimony, said. "Kim learned in the first few days of 2018 that South Korea is playing from the same playbook, namely a willingness to provide incentives for minimal or delayed North Korean actions."


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