September 28, 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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China reiterates support for DPRK's "new strategic line" at Ri, Wang meeting

Talks are the fifth between the two foreign ministers this year

Hamish Macdonald December 7, 2018

Ri Yong Ho meets Bashar al-Assad during visit to Syria

DPRK foreign minister also discusses economic cooperation with Syrian Deputy Prime Minister

Hamish Macdonald December 4, 2018

Trump renews North Korea blacklisting over human trafficking

Restrictions reapplied following lack of compliance to Trafficking Victims Protection Act

Hamish Macdonald November 29, 2018

Head of CIA Korea Mission Center retiring, Haspel tells CNN

Andrew Kim retires after leading newly formed mission center, heavy involvement in U.S.-DPRK talks

Hamish Macdonald November 27, 2018

U.S. seeks $3.1m from entities linked to N. Korean money laundering scheme

China, Hong Kong, and Singapore-based firms listed in DOJ complaint

Hamish Macdonald November 27, 2018

Vietnam confirms plans for upcoming visit by North Korean foreign minister

Arrangements being made but visit may happen after November 27, MFA spokesperson says

Hamish Macdonald November 22, 2018

Peace, inter-Korean co-op must move in tandem with denuclearization: Pompeo

Secretary of State reiterates position ahead of key U.S.-ROK talks in Washington D.C.

Hamish Macdonald November 20, 2018

Kim Jong Un inspects test of new "tactical" weapon: KCNA

State media reports new technology aims at "significantly improving" combat power of DPRK army

Hamish Macdonald November 15, 2018

NYT report on North Korean missile bases "inaccurate": Trump

U.S. President echoes comments made by South Korean Blue House on Tuesday

Hamish Macdonald November 13, 2018

North Korean worker files legal complaint against Dutch firm over forced labor

Complaint says Dutch firm knew of "inhumane, slave-like" conditions faced by DPRK workers in Poland

Hamish Macdonald November 8, 2018
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