One of the oft-repeated statements North Korea watchers have grown accustomed to hearing is that “sanctions will soon start to bite.”These words have been heard countless times since the first – rather toothless – round of UN measures in 2006, and so far they have been consistently proven wrong: the period when North Korea has faced the strongest UN sanctions has also been the time when its economy has grown faster than at any point in the last 40 years.
The North Korean issue has never attracted so much attention – since the end of the Korean War, at least – especially in Washington, D.C. The Trump administration sees the North Korea nuclear program as one of the most important items on its foreign policy agenda. So it was interesting to be in Washington, and this piece will present some general impressions of my recent trip to D.C. – without naming names, of course.
It is widely understood among Korea watchers that towns in the North lucky enough to be situated near the Chinese border tend to be the most prosperous. The richest of these towns, Sinuiju and Rason, are reputed to be more or less equal to Pyongyang in terms of the per capita income enjoyed by their inhabitants. Less prominent urban areas have also benefited greatly from flourishing trade with China. In this regard, the city of Hoeryong is no exception. Such prosperity is relatively new.
In light of the recent defection at the JSA, I’d like to shed light on this odd moment in history: an attempt by a Russian citizen to cross the border in 1984 (I was also there). https://t.co/QXRS7TSM1u
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