Washington Post: MU PhD Student Ed Golding on new North Korea Sanctions

Will U.N. sanctions stop North Korean missile tests? Don’t count on it.

Washington Post (Monkey Cage blog), 9 August 2017)

This past weekend, on Aug. 5, the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved new sanctions against North Korea. UNSCR 2371 condemned North Korea’s repeated missile tests — including several tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles that suggested North Korea might be able to target the mainland United States. The United States had pushed hard for action to stall North Korea’s missile program, leaning particularly on China.

But are sanctions a good idea? 

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