October 23, 2020

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Hamish Macdonald

Hamish Macdonald is an Associate Fellow at RUSI working on Project SANDSTONE and formerly a journalist and researcher who has focused uniquely on North Korea related topics and affairs. He was previously the COO of the Korea Risk Group, which produces the NK News and NK Pro. Specialising in this area, his investigations covered topics including North Korean sanctions evasion activities, domestic economic development and human rights.

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North Korea sanctions evasion efforts detailed in UN's latest PoE report

Report shows a wide range of violations due to poor enforcement, foreign intermediaries and evasion

Hamish Macdonald March 12, 2019

Zimbabwe says it ordered expulsion of North Koreans affiliated with Mansudae

Decision taken to comply with UNSC resolutions, spokesperson says

Hamish Macdonald March 5, 2019

The Hanoi summit: experts react

DPRK watchers weigh in on the second Trump-Kim meeting summit and the apparent impasse in Hanoi

Hamish Macdonald February 28, 2019

North Korean foreign ministry delegation en route to China: KCNA

Visit comes amid a broader warming of Sino-DPRK diplomatic ties

Hamish Macdonald February 28, 2019

Spain investigating alleged incident at North Korean embassy in Madrid

Reports of robbery and hostage taking spark inquiry by local authorities

Hamish Macdonald February 27, 2019

North Korea committed to dismantling uranium, plutonium facilities: White House

U.S. prepared to "mobilize investment, improve infrastructure, enhance food security, and more"

Hamish Macdonald February 22, 2019

Trump withholding information on North Korea, congressmen claim

Chairmen raise concerns about "disconnect" between intel community and administration on DPRK

Hamish Macdonald February 21, 2019

Daughter of North Korean diplomat returned to DPRK last year, Italy confirms

Italian foreign ministry says that Jo Song Gil's daughter returned to North Korea in November

Hamish Macdonald February 20, 2019

France secures two new North Korean humanitarian exemptions at UNSC

Exemptions represent the ninth and tenth such approvals issued last month

Hamish Macdonald February 14, 2019

Upgrades to N. Korea's Masikryong ski resort nearing completion, images suggest

New accommodation to be for "locals only," source says

Hamish Macdonald February 12, 2019
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