On 30th August, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists published an article saying that sanctions against North Korean nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes are not working.  It continues to see qualitative improvements in its nuclear and missile capabilities, and UN reporting reveals that the sanctions regime itself is subject to “rampant violations”.  It says that strengthening the coercive power of sanctions against North Korea requires 3 targeted improvements in implementation: preventing WMD sales, improving sanctions compliance, and stifling sanctions evasion.


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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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