The Trump administration should apply stiffer economic sanctions and “smart” diplomacy to curb North Korea’s nuclear-missile program amid rising tensions between Pyongyang and Washington, experts say.
None of the sanctions imposed on North Korea — long the most sanctioned country in the world — have been tough enough, said Edward Fishman, research fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center. He and other experts spoke Thursday at the Center for a New American Security.
Fishman said the United States should capitalize on North Korea’s huge dependence on foreign trade to threaten to blacklist foreign companies that transact with the country.
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