The Key to the North Korean Targeted Sanctions Puzzle

Author
John S. Park
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
The Washington Quarterly
Volume
37
Issue Number
3
Publication Date
Fall 2014
Institution
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Abstract
At no point in the history of U.S. nonproliferation and counterproliferation policy have financial sanctions been so central to U.S. efforts to prevent or rollback the acquisition of nuclear weapons in countries such as North Korea and Iran. Despite this crucial role, financial sanctions have been examined almost solely from the sender's perspective, that is, the country imposing the sanctions. Few focused policy analyses have measured the effects of these instruments from the target's perspective.
Topic
Nuclear Weapons
Political Geography
United States, Iran, North Korea