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Investigations

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North Korea’s new cable car from Austrian ski resort

North Korea’s new cable car from Austrian ski resort

New gondola system at the DPRK's Masikryong resort could breach UN, EU sanctions

North Korea’s new cable car from Austrian ski resort
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne January 27, 2016
All that glitters: Israel’s gold exports to North Korea

All that glitters: Israel’s gold exports to North Korea

Official appears to give incorrect data on gold and other exports to the DPRK

All that glitters: Israel’s gold exports to North Korea
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne December 22, 2015
Millions spent, but what has Track II with N. Korea achieved?

Millions spent, but what has Track II with N. Korea achieved?

Investigation reveals more than $5 million spent on Track 1.5/2 dialogues since 2009, though participants struggle to cite successes

Millions spent, but what has Track II with N. Korea achieved?
John Power
John Power October 29, 2015
Veterans: S.Korean Special Forces can’t infiltrate North Korea

Veterans: S.Korean Special Forces can’t infiltrate North Korea

ROKA-SF lacks the equipment basics required to reach North Korea quickly, carry out its mission and return alive

Veterans: S.Korean Special Forces can’t infiltrate North Korea
JH Ahn
JH Ahn October 22, 2015
Where does North Korea buy its hyenas?

Where does North Korea buy its hyenas?

North Korea ups imports of live animals; Pyongyang's upgraded zoo likely destination

Where does North Korea buy its hyenas?
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne October 8, 2015
S. Korean sailors’ lifejackets don’t pass inspection

S. Korean sailors’ lifejackets don’t pass inspection

Monopoly, ageist hierarchy intertwine to ensure rash of poor-quality products

S. Korean sailors’ lifejackets don’t pass inspection
JH Ahn
JH Ahn September 23, 2015
Court case reveals Chinpo Shipping’s ties to North Korea

Court case reveals Chinpo Shipping’s ties to North Korea

Ongoing legal proceedings highlight extent of North Korean involvement with trusted foreign partners

Court case reveals Chinpo Shipping’s ties to North Korea
Jennifer Dodgson
Jennifer Dodgson | Leo Byrne September 10, 2015
State of emergency: North Korea’s ambulances

State of emergency: North Korea’s ambulances

Images, defectors and international aid organisations shed light on North Korea's ambulance system

State of emergency: North Korea’s ambulances
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne July 22, 2015
Fur coats and strength pills: North Korea’s curious exports

Fur coats and strength pills: North Korea’s curious exports

A fur coat company and pills with remarkable benefits featured in DPRK's Foreign Trade Magazine

Fur coats and strength pills: North Korea’s curious exports
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne June 9, 2015
North Korea’s new tech: hybrid tablets and ‘iMacs’

North Korea’s new tech: hybrid tablets and ‘iMacs’

Photos and video from Pyongyang's Spring trade fair show new tablets, hybrids and iMac copies

North Korea’s new tech: hybrid tablets and ‘iMacs’
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne June 2, 2015
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