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North Korean food crisis proves need to resume aid flows

Weapons programs will continue regardless of extent of public suffering

| North Korea
Kim Jong Un at a groundbreaking ceremony for Kangdong Greenhouse Farm, in Pyongyang, North Korea: With food supplies at a low ebb last year, Pyongyang launched a record 90 missiles. (KCNA via Reuters)

Joseph Yi is an associate professor of political science at Hanyang University in Seoul.

Few countries in the world can rival North Korea in terms of the restrictions it puts on its people's rights to life and liberty.

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