September 21, 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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Chinese state-owned firms linked to illicit North Korean network: report

Royal United Services Institute research reveals SOE connections to DPRK arms smuggling

Hamish Macdonald February 8, 2019

IFRC granted humanitarian exemption for North Korea shipments

Move represented the eighth such exemption granted in January

Hamish Macdonald February 8, 2019

IOC to convene inter-Korean meeting to discuss joint Olympic, sports events

Meeting to take place one year since PyeongChang Olympic Games

Hamish Macdonald February 7, 2019

Russia to repatriate all N. Korean workers by end of 2019, labor minister affirms

Moscow commits to "international obligations," though questions about its compliance remain

Hamish Macdonald February 6, 2019

President Trump ready to end the Korean War, Biegun says

In talk at Stanford, Special Representative stresses U.S. "not seeking to topple the regime"

Hamish Macdonald January 31, 2019

Cosmetics company fined almost USD$1 million for North Korea sanctions violation

U.S.-based group made a voluntary disclosure of violations once discovered

Hamish Macdonald January 31, 2019

DOJ details efforts to map, disrupt North Korean hacking activities

U.S. law enforcement is contacting individuals with computers infected by DPRK malware

Hamish Macdonald January 30, 2019

North Korea unlikely to give up nuclear weapons, U.S. intelligence official says

"We continue to observe activity inconsistent with full denuclearization," Coats tells Senate

Hamish Macdonald January 29, 2019

Japan reports new evidence of ongoing North Korean sanctions evasion at sea

The An San 1 continues to be involved in reported STS transfers off the coast of China

Hamish Macdonald January 24, 2019

UNSC granted four humanitarian exemptions for DPRK work this month, website reveals

Waivers follow U.S. pledge to ease restrictions on aid work in North Korea

Hamish Macdonald January 21, 2019
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