North Korean Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa: Enabling Violence and Instability – International Affairs – article

North Korean Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa: Enabling Violence and Instability

Joel Campbell | International Affairs

2019-11-19

One of the chief problems for ordinary people in understanding a regime like North Korea (DPRK) is that we lack full information about what the country is actually doing, either at home or abroad. The DPRK’s activities appear so outrageous that we can believe almost anything about them. The truth may be far more prosaic. That is certainly the case for Pyongyang’s arms sales to developing countries. North Korea observer Bruce Bechtol’s analysis provides context and fills in the blanks about the country’s military proliferation to the Middle East and Africa. In the end, he concludes, its extensive arms sales are simply…

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