The U.N. Security Council voted on Monday to impose new sanctions against North Korea (DPRK). This came only a week after the country successfully tested a hydrogen bomb small enough to fit atop an intercontinental missile. The council, which can only pass measures unanimously, even won China and Russia’s support for the U.S.-drafted measure. The U.S. has embargoed the DPRK for decades, so the burden of cracking down hard lies mostly on China and Russia. Those two countries still maintain diplomatic ties with the DPRK.
We’ll talk about the regional implications of sanctions against North Korea with George Lopez, professor emeritus of Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. He’s also a former vice president at the United States Institute of Peace.