Ministering to Tyranny

TitleMinistering to Tyranny
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsSkipper, RB, Currie, RA, Jones, C, Pease, H, McNichol, J
Date Published12/2018
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication LanguageEnglish
AbstractThe United States has given over 1.3 billion dollars in aid over a 13 year period, including food as well as coal and oil for power generation. Despite President Trump’s assurance following the Singapore summit that North Korea no longer posed a nuclear threat, US intelligence agencies reported evidence of expansion of a North Korean missile base close to the Chinese border. At the same time, world health organizations estimate that four in ten North Koreans are undernourished and now, more than ever, are looking for help from Christian and other religious charities. However, in the face of continuing international sanctions, there is no guarantee that any aid to help it deal with its humanitarian crisis may not also strengthen North Korea's hand at the negotiating table.
NotesCase from the 2019 National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit nc-nd/4.0/. © 2017 Robert Skipper, Robert A. Currie, Cynthia Jones, Heather Pease, and Jane McNichol.