Nikki Hayley, the American ambassador to the UN in discussion with her Chinese counterpart Liu Jieyi ahead of Saturday’s vote to impose sanctions on North Korea. Photo: AFP Nikki Hayley, the American ambassador to the UN in discussion with her Chinese counterpart Liu Jieyi ahead of Saturday’s vote to impose sanctions on North Korea. Photo: AFP
Nikki Hayley, the American ambassador to the UN in discussion with her Chinese counterpart Liu Jieyi ahead of Saturday’s vote to impose sanctions on North Korea. Photo: AFP
Ankit Panda
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Ankit Panda

China’s backing for North Korea sanctions is unlikely to turn the tide against Kim Jong-un’s regime

Although the latest UN resolution looks tough on paper, the White House may soon find that it falls short of expectations in practice

Nikki Hayley, the American ambassador to the UN in discussion with her Chinese counterpart Liu Jieyi ahead of Saturday’s vote to impose sanctions on North Korea. Photo: AFP Nikki Hayley, the American ambassador to the UN in discussion with her Chinese counterpart Liu Jieyi ahead of Saturday’s vote to impose sanctions on North Korea. Photo: AFP
Nikki Hayley, the American ambassador to the UN in discussion with her Chinese counterpart Liu Jieyi ahead of Saturday’s vote to impose sanctions on North Korea. Photo: AFP
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Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda is an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Defense Posture Project at the Federation of American Scientists, a Senior Editor at The Diplomat, an online magazine on Asia-Pacific affairs, and a Contributing Editor at War on the Rocks. Panda is an award-winning writer and a frequently cited analyst on geopolitical and security issues in the Asia-Pacific. His writing has appeared in The Diplomat, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, Politico Magazine, and War on the Rocks, among other publications.