Niklas Swanström on Diplomatic Links with North Korea

July 5th, 2017: Niklas Swanström was quoted in the Bloomberg article Backpackers and Lovebirds Help Fund Kim Jong Un’s Embassies.

“If there is an international sanctions regime, we as European states have to follow that but we also need to balance the risk of counter measures in Pyongyang,” said Niklas Swanstrom, director of the Stockholm-based Institute for Security and Development Policy, who met with officials in North Korea in May. “It is probably important to keep those diplomatic links because so few states have them.”