September 4, 2018 Robert King—
As we consider next steps in the relationship with the North, humanitarian engagement should definitely be one issue on the table... For much of the past year, international attention on North Korea has focused on its aggressive nuclear and missile programs and how to engage with...
June 26, 2017 Robert King—
The tragic death of Otto Warmbier has again raised the question of whether travel to North Korea ought to be prohibited by the United States government. Prohibiting travel by Americans to North Korea has been talked about for some time, primarily on Capitol Hill. Arguments for a travel ban are (1) to protect the safety and wellbeing of American citizens; and (2) travel is a source of hard currency for the Kim regime which goes to the “royal economy” for imported French cognac and luxury automobiles for the young leader, as well as to fund nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.