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The Next Potential Flash Point with North Korea – August Military Exercises

Although tensions with North Korea seem to have eased during the past few days, there is urgency to the question, “What will happen next?”

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U.N. Sanctions Against North Korea: A Look Back

Sanctions have played a foundational part in the international community’s efforts to curtail North Korea’s weapons programs over the past decade.

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Are the New UN Sanctions Enough to Slow North Korea’s Missile Development Program?

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously passed new sanctions on North Korea in response to Pyongyang’s intercontinental ballistic missile tests on July 4 and 28.

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Pyongyang’s Deficit Soars: Won Steady But for How Long?

ICBMs are not the only things soaring in North Korean skies. Comprehensive second quarter data released by China Customs last week shows a huge jump in North Korea’s trade deficit with China.

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Target of New North Korea Sanctions Bill: Finances

Last week, the House of Representatives and the Senate overwhelming passed and sent to President Trump’s desk a new sanctions bill for his expected signature.

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Drought in North Korea — What Should Be the Response?

Just a few days ago, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) issued a report that North Korea is facing its worst drought in 16 years.

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Scratch North Korea from your Vacation Plans

According to news reports, the State Department will soon publish a new regulation to ban Americans from visiting North Korea for tourism.

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Secondary Sanctions on North Korea Should Be About More than China

While sanctioning Chinese entities that are evading sanctions to do business with North Korea is a key step, the administration should continue to go after non-Chinese actors engaged in sanctioned activities with North Korea.

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Korean Summer Reads 2017

With summer already well underway, KEI staff members wanted to share a few books that are on our personal reading lists before autumn is on our doorstep!

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A Conversation with Charlie Rangel, Former Congressman and Korean War Veteran

KEI President Donald Manzullo, a former member of the House of Representatives, recently interviewed Charlie Rangel, a former Congressman from New York and a Korean War Veteran, for the KEI podcast.

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