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Investigations

In-depth, investigative journalism on North Korea

How to buy gas in North Korea

How to buy gas in North Korea

Military, ministries and black markets all involved in North Korea's shadowy gasoline distribution

How to buy gas in North Korea
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne April 7, 2015
Capitalist credentials: N. Korea sympathizer group’s huge profit on access to country

Capitalist credentials: N. Korea sympathizer group’s huge profit on access to country

Sources, independent reporting point to KFA leader charging outrageous rates, exaggerating own status in the North

Capitalist credentials: N. Korea sympathizer group’s huge profit on access to country
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun January 15, 2015
The Associated Press in North Korea: A Potemkin news bureau?

The Associated Press in North Korea: A Potemkin news bureau?

Confidential AP agreement with North Korea gives Pyongyang control over news stories

The Associated Press in North Korea: A Potemkin news bureau?
Nate Thayer
Nate Thayer December 24, 2014
China exports shotgun ammo to North Korea without notifying UN

China exports shotgun ammo to North Korea without notifying UN

Ammunition export is likely a "technical violation" of the DPRK arms embargo

China exports shotgun ammo to North Korea without notifying UN
NK News
NK News December 4, 2014
Murky Waters: North Korea’s ships in South Korean seas

Murky Waters: North Korea’s ships in South Korean seas

How DPRK vessels use different flags to circumvent the May 4 sanctions

Murky Waters: North Korea’s ships in South Korean seas
NK News
NK News November 6, 2014
North Korean diplomats and the illegal ivory trade

North Korean diplomats and the illegal ivory trade

A look into the DPRK’s involvement in the illegal ivory, rhino horn trade for hard currency

North Korean diplomats and the illegal ivory trade
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young October 28, 2014
Mapped: North Korea’s oil routes

Mapped: North Korea’s oil routes

North Korea takes Russian oil while China's crude cut-off seems increasingly unlikely

Mapped: North Korea’s oil routes
James Byrne
James Byrne | Leo Byrne August 28, 2014
North Korea may host international golf tournament in Kumgang

North Korea may host international golf tournament in Kumgang

Tournament could include the South Korean funded Ananti-Kumgang hotel golf course

North Korea may host international golf tournament in Kumgang
Phebe Kim
Phebe Kim August 7, 2014
On parade: luxury Mercedes limos spotted in North Korea

On parade: luxury Mercedes limos spotted in North Korea

Mercedes limousines worth up to $2M each spotted at July military parade

On parade: luxury Mercedes limos spotted in North Korea
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne August 5, 2014
Who is So Tae Ha, head of the Japanese abductions investigation?

Who is So Tae Ha, head of the Japanese abductions investigation?

Vice minister’s actual role remains unclear, but may be close confidant to Kim Jong Un

Who is So Tae Ha, head of the Japanese abductions investigation?
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi July 8, 2014
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