This episode discusses the recent U.S. Treasury designation of several Chinese entities and individuals for facilitating North Korea’s WMD development and enabling North Korean access to the international financial system. These designations were preceded by several other actions against Chinese entities, including a Section 311 action against the Bank of Dandong. China has strongly opposed such unilateral sanctions, calling these actions a “serious violation of international law.” This episode discusses the significance of the Trump administration’s actions and whether they are likely to result in greater Chinese compliance with UN sanctions in the future.
Mr. Ruggiero is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He previously worked in the US Government for 17 years, including on sanctions against Iran and North Korea.