September 28, 2020

About the author

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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Four experts explain the impact of Jang Song Thaek's execution

Experts predict variety of scenarios after very public execution of Kim Jong Un's uncle

Hamish Macdonald December 13, 2013

Three American diplomats discuss the prospects for N. Korean denuclearization

Former U.S.negotiators talk to NK News about prospects for resumption of DPRK nuclear talks

Chad O'Carroll | Hamish Macdonald October 10, 2013

North Korea expands "Beijing Taxi" fleet to 300 cars

Chinese-made taxi fleet increases from 80 to 300 vehicles

Hamish Macdonald September 27, 2013

North Korea sends greetings to new Australian Prime Minister

Greetings come after Canberra blocks DPRK embassy bid

Hamish Macdonald September 24, 2013

Yongbyon’s history marked by accidents and human experimentation

Defector interview reveals secrets behind North Korea’s nuclear facility

Hamish Macdonald September 6, 2013

Confirmed: North Korean military shakeup

Kim Kyok Sik replaced by Ri Yong Gil as Chief of Korean People’s Army General Staff

Hamish Macdonald September 3, 2013

North Korea promotes beach holidays via domestic ad. campaign

Push to promote beach vacations suggests holidays no longer solely for elite

Hamish Macdonald September 3, 2013

Kim Il Sung, in 1994, promised no nuclear weapons for N. Korea

Remarks by struggling regime’s leader appeared aimed at forging ties with U.S.

Hamish Macdonald August 29, 2013

An inside look at North Korea's luxury hotel industry

Despite a poorly performing economy, several luxury class hotels exist in North Korea

New Zealand couple to cross DMZ on inter-Korean motorbike tour

Bikers gain rare permission to motorcycle from North to South Korea

Hamish Macdonald August 16, 2013
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