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James Person on Sino-North Korean Relations and the Role of US Sanctions

Deputy Director for the History and Public Policy Program James Person was interviewed by Newsweek for an article about the state of US-North Korean negotiations. He attempts to shed light on the misconception that China can exert its influence over North Korea to make the Hermit Kingdom do as it pleases, while at the same time remains wary of harsh economic sanctions.

Deputy Director for the History and Public Policy Program James Person was interviewed by Newsweek for an article about the state of US-North Korean negotiations. He attempts to shed light on the misconception that China can exert its influence over North Korea to make the Hermit Kingdom do as it pleases, while at the same time remains wary of harsh economic sanctions. “For China, the sanctions are meant to get the North Koreans back to the negotiating table,” says Person. “The last thing China wants is for the North Korean state to collapse.”

To read the full article, please visit Newsweek.

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James Person

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Professor of Korean Studies and Asia Programs, JHU SAIS; Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute, SAIS
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