As humanitarian crises continue to erupt across the globe, international aid organizations are working to provide for the basic needs of civilians impacted by war, famine, political unrest and natural disasters. Senior Fellow Elizabeth Ferris describes the types of aid these organizations provide over both the short and long term, and the difficulties they sometimes face when governments use this aid as a political tool to reward supporters and punish opponents.
[Kim Jong Un] did not engage diplomatically at all in those first seven years [as the leader of North Korea], probably because he didn’t want to hear the Chinese nagging him about advancing these weapons. And also he wasn’t going to start bargaining or negotiating them away. ... Kim has done a pivot where he’s doing a maximum engagement.