The UN sanctions regime on North Korea is one of the most extensive multilateral sanctions regimes in history. Restrictive measures have targeted WMD programmes and been used to counter revenue-raising activities that finance these programmes and keep the Kim regime in power. Since the 1970s, involvement in criminal activities and the procurement of commodities and arms has put the country’s diplomatic corps in a good position to evade sanctions.
Dr Daniel Salisbury
RUSI Associate Fellow - Expert in nuclear security and open source intelligence