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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