April 09, 2020

North Korea’s 42 ton black-market alcohol imports in Pakistan
Ben Young looks at the DPRK’s involvement in the black-market alcohol trade

Due largely to inadequate government funding, North Korean diplomats posted abroad have long resorted to “creative” solutions to generate their operating budgets. The North Korean government set up the majority of its embassies, especially those in the developing world, during the height of the competition with South Korea for votes in the United Nations. Pyongyang could not