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The Price of Sanctions is Human Lives

... apply for licences for humanitarian aid. However, these applications take time to consider. What is more, the possibility of obtaining such a licence is not itself a solution to the problem. This much was clear before the pandemic began with the case of North Korea. Even though the UN Sanctions Committee approved applications for humanitarian exemptions, a host of problems arose—bank refusals, supplier delays, delays at customs, etc. Christian Wollny: Coronavirus Reveals Cracks in European Unity ...


Diplomats and Experts from South Korea and Russia Discuss Situation on the Korean Peninsula

... the round table by the staff of the Office of Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs, MFA of the Republic of Korea, as well as representatives of the Embassy of South Korea in Moscow. The discussion touched upon such issues as the state of the US-North Korea dialog, the importance of multilateral mechanisms in achieving the goal of turning the Korean Peninsula into a nuclear-weapon-free zone, possible economic development projects on the peninsula, and prospects for bilateral cooperation between ...


Asia Under Fire of US Sanctions

... its own right for the United States, increasing the risk of sanctions and China’s retaliation Introduction For quite a long time Asia occupied a special place in international sanctions policy. Most of the restrictive measures were aimed against North Korea. The international community represented by the UN Security Council reached a rare consensus on the North Korean nuclear missile programme. There were differences among the Security Council members on the extent of pressure on Pyongyang. They ...


It’s Hard to Find a Black Cat in a Dark Room, Especially If It Isn’t There. RAND on the Search for Cyber Coercion

... the questions addressed in the RAND think tank's recent report " Fighting Shadows in the Dark. Understanding and Countering Coercion in Cyberspace ". The authors discuss cyber operations conducted by four states — Russia, China, Iran and North Korea — and try to determine whether those activities amounted to cyber coercion. Starting with the study findings, we will highlight the following points. Cyber operations intended to coerce are a small subset of overall cyber operations globally....


Are Sanctions Conducive to Korean Settlement?

... Germany did not bring any results, because it is not only China and Russia who do not want to take any measures in this regard, but also the United States, counting on the resumption of negotiations and so far refraining from harsh reaction. So far, North Korea has not been actively implementing its nuclear program. The Panel of Experts of the UN Security Council Committee 1718 (August – September 2019) found no signs of operation of the 5 MW reactor in Yongbyon, and they associate the observed ...


US Withdrawal From the JCPOA and Anti-Iranian Sanctions: Pros and Cons

... against Iran as a way to force it to halt its nuclear program. Washington probably assumes that having curtailed its nuclear program Iran would be unable to obtain a nuclear weapon quickly. Consequently, it would not be able to follow in the footsteps of North Korea. Having developed nuclear warheads and means of delivery, the DPRK can negotiate from the position of strength. The fear of isolation or aggression would keep Tehran from leaving the JCPOA. In other words, the US does not lose anything as ...


Cyberwarfare without Rules

... power, means, normative and regulatory support, but also the political will to actively use destructive ICT capabilities. In this regard, we should note that all of the United States’ current strategic planning documents name Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea as its main opponents, and these countries are likely to be the targets of any cyberattacks. National Security Advisor of the United States John Bolton confirmed as much at a conference held by The Wall Street Journal this past June (just ...


Putin-Kim Summit: A Long Overdue Event

On April 24-25, a Russian-North Korean summit will be held in Vladivostok. This meeting is long overdue, especially given the fact that Kim Jong-un has had four meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping, three with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and two with Donald Trump....


Prospects of Resolving the Korean Nuclear Problem

... UN Security Council by holding another, sixth nuclear test and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2017, and when U.S. President Donald Trump, speaking at the UN General Assembly, responded by talking about the complete destruction of North Korea. Inter-Korean normalization could give a powerful impetus to resolving the nuclear problem since North Korea’s nuclear missile program is a result of the confrontation between the two Koreas, with the U.S. siding with South Korea for over ...


Russia-South Korea Roundtable on the Situation with the Korean Peninsula

... the discussion. The round table was moderated by Woo Yun Keun, Ambassador of South Korea. The discussion focused on various dimensions of the issues of eliminating nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula, including the state and prospects of the U.S.-North Korean negotiations, the role of multilateral formats, and the positions of Russia, China, and South Korea on security issues in North-East Asia. Additionlally, the discussion touched upon the issues of the development of an expert-analytical dialog ...


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