North Korean “Counterfeiting Scheme” Redux: What is Behind These Renewed Allegations?


As relations with North Korea show signs of improvement two recent articles have brought to the fore old and unconfirmed allegations of North Korean state-sponsored counterfeiting. Both the August 24 issue of The Independent and the September issue of Vanity Fair advance arguments for North Korea’s guilt and do little to hide their desire for the U.S. to take a more aggressive approach to that nation.