The South Korean Sanctions Dilemma: How to Impose and Bypass Sanctions on North Korea and Iran

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

Abstract

This chapter focuses on a South Korean sanction dilemma on how to impose and bypass sanctions on North Korea and Iran. International sanctions were imposed on both states by the United States (unilaterally) and the United Nations Security Council (multilaterally) and in both cases, Seoul faced a dilemma: should it impose these sanctions, or should it pursue a different policy that might lead to a confrontation with Washington, its main ally? This chapter reviews the sanctions policy of South Korean administrations since 1998 and argues that their effectiveness depends on a range of variables. Some of these administrations’ policies coincided with the United States, while others disagreed with Washington’s sanctions and overall policy, especially toward North Korea. The chapter also briefly analyzes the Russia-Ukraine crisis and the calls for Seoul to impose sanctions on Russia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEast-West Asia Relations in the 21st Century
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Bilateral to Interregional Relationships
Pages131-140
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781000968767
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The South Korean Sanctions Dilemma: How to Impose and Bypass Sanctions on North Korea and Iran'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this