Margaret E. Kosal, associate professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, was cited in “How Covid-19 Could Give Kim Jong Un A Doomsday Weapon,” a Politico article.
Another possible goal: profit. Margaret Kosal, a professor at Georgia Tech’s Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, points to North Korea’s history of creating counterfeit medications to sell in developing countries—medicines that generally look similar to the real thing but don’t necessarily work. The North Koreans “are some of the best at counterfeiting drugs,” she says. “They were some of the first producers of fake Viagra.”