UN Security Council’s New Sanctions on the DPRK

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Over a month ago, US Secretary of State John Kerry significantly raised expectations about the possibility of a new UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) against North Korea in response to its nuclear weapons test on January 6. In connection with his…

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Reality Check on North Korean Sanctions

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A recent op-ed by Sung-Yoon Lee and Joshua Stanton highlights what should happen in dealing with North Korea. Unfortunately, for this long-time practitioner in the field of nonproliferation sanctions, it also highlights what cannot happen—or at least what cannot happen at…

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Sanctions’ Role in Dealing with the North Korean Problem

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans For almost a decade, sanctions have been the principal coercive instrument available to the United States and the international community in trying to deal with North Korea’s nuclear weapons and long-range ballistic missile programs. As bilateral and multilateral negotiating tracks with…

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China ambassador: Hacking sanctions could hurt Xi visit

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans China’s ambassador to the United States is warning that sanctioning Beijing for hacking the U.S. government would be counterproductive ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Washington visit at the end of the month. The White House is reportedly on the precipice…

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Beijing expected to escape US hacking sanctions

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Looming sanctions aimed at Chinese interests suspected of stealing and profiting from U.S. trade secrets are unlikely to directly target Beijing, as the White House is expected to go after companies instead of foreign governments. A series of leaked comments from…

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Hacking endangers U.S. agents, cyber sanctions in the works, surveillance court battle continues

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Chinese and Russian spy agencies are using hacked U.S. data to identify American intelligence officers and agents. “At least one clandestine network of American engineers and scientists who provide technical assistance to U.S. undercover operatives and agents overseas has been compromised…

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