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North Korea Travel Ban Goes into Effect

September 6, 2017

On September 1, a ban on U.S. travel to North Korea went into effect, prohibiting the use of U.S. passports to enter the DPRK except under limited circumstances. The State Department had formally announced the measure a month before it took effect, citing the “serious risk to United States nationals of arrest and long-term detention” while traveling to the country. ... | Read More

New NCNK Report: Track II Diplomacy with Iran and North Korea

June 7, 2017

NCNK is pleased to release a new report providing a comparative assessment of the role that Track II talks and other forms of people-to-people engagement initiatives have played in addressing the challenges posed by Iran and North Korea. The report is informed by the findings of a March 23, 2017 workshop convened by the National Committee on North Korea and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. ... | Read More

Senators Weigh in on the North Korea Policy Review

March 3, 2017

On March 2, 2017 Senators Edward Markey (D-MA) and Al Franken (D-MN) co-authored a letter to the President urging the new administration to “adopt a strategy of active diplomatic engagement with North Korea, backed by rigorous sanctions enforcement and a robust military deterrence posture in cooperation with… regional partners.” The letter comes on the heels ... | Read More

Perspectives on China’s Coal Import Halt

February 21, 2017

On Sunday, China’s Ministry of Commerce announced that Beijing would suspend all imports of coal from North Korea for the remainder of 2017, cutting off a major source of export earnings for Pyongyang. The announcement comes nearly three months after the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2321, which capped North Korean coal exports at 7.5 million metric tons or about $400 million annually. ... | Read More