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Hamish Macdonald

Hamish Macdonald is an Associate Fellow at RUSI who formerly worked 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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France secures two new North Korean humanitarian exemptions at UNSC

France secures two new North Korean humanitarian exemptions at UNSC

Exemptions represent the ninth and tenth such approvals issued last month

France secures two new North Korean humanitarian exemptions at UNSC
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald February 14, 2019
Upgrades to N. Korea’s Masikryong ski resort nearing completion, images suggest

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

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

Upgrades to N. Korea’s Masikryong ski resort nearing completion, images suggest
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald February 12, 2019
Chinese state-owned firms linked to illicit North Korean network: report

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

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

Chinese state-owned firms linked to illicit North Korean network: report
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald February 8, 2019
IFRC granted humanitarian exemption for North Korea shipments

IFRC granted humanitarian exemption for North Korea shipments

Move represented the eighth such exemption granted in January

IFRC granted humanitarian exemption for North Korea shipments
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald February 8, 2019
IOC to convene inter-Korean meeting to discuss joint Olympic, sports events

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

Meeting to take place one year since PyeongChang Olympic Games

IOC to convene inter-Korean meeting to discuss joint Olympic, sports events
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald February 7, 2019
Russia to repatriate all N. Korean workers by end of 2019, labor minister affirms

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

Russia to repatriate all N. Korean workers by end of 2019, labor minister affirms
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald February 6, 2019
President Trump ready to end the Korean War, Biegun says

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"

President Trump ready to end the Korean War, Biegun says
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald January 31, 2019
Cosmetics company fined almost USD$1 million for North Korea sanctions violation

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

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

Cosmetics company fined almost USD$1 million for North Korea sanctions violation
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald January 31, 2019
Pyongyang petrol prices fall to lowest levels since April 2017: data
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Pyongyang petrol prices fall to lowest levels since April 2017: data

Cost of diesel remains stable, however

Pyongyang petrol prices fall to lowest levels since April 2017: data
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald January 30, 2019
DOJ details efforts to map, disrupt North Korean hacking activities

DOJ details efforts to map, disrupt North Korean hacking activities

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

DOJ details efforts to map, disrupt North Korean hacking activities
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald January 30, 2019
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