In the New York Times: Pyongyang’s Hunger Games

Here’s the latest from Professor Lee and me on the policy implications of the Commission of Inquiry’s report. The theme is that sanctions can be a tool to make Kim Jong Un’s misused wealth a source of funding for the U.N.’s underfunded aid programs — assuming Kim Jong Un allows the aid to be monitored.

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  1. I assume that a large proportion of that $0.65bn for “luxury goods” went on regime-sustaining rewards to loyal subordinates? It seems unlikely that even KJU could easily spend that much on cars, booze and tat just for himself.




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