On Friday June 16th, I read an interesting article in the Washington Times that examined US economic sanctions on North Korea. The article focused on the counterfeiting issue involving Banco Delta in Asia and other alleged illegal action by North Korea. The article also highlighted the further isolation that North Korea has faced in light of actions such as this.
In light of stalled six party talks and a governing structure within North Korea that seems to contradict every principle of a free society, one must question international policies that aim to both engage and constrain. To put it simply nothing seems to work and within the context of a stalling economy and a desire to maintain a national prestige how will effective foreign policy be developed for North Korea?