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June 17, 2024

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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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Panama details North Korea sanctions enforcement in maritime sector

Panama details North Korea sanctions enforcement in maritime sector

Panama says it deregistered nine vessels from its maritime registry over sanctions concerns

Panama details North Korea sanctions enforcement in maritime sector
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald December 18, 2018
Price of diesel in Pyongyang at highest level so far this year
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Price of diesel in Pyongyang at highest level so far this year

Price increase continues after jump observed in November, though numbers are still lower than 2017 peak pricing

Price of diesel in Pyongyang at highest level so far this year
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Hamish Macdonald December 14, 2018
U.S. sanctions North Korean officials over human rights abuses, censorship

U.S. sanctions North Korean officials over human rights abuses, censorship

Choe Ryong Hae among three high-level officials designated by Treasury

U.S. sanctions North Korean officials over human rights abuses, censorship
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald December 10, 2018
Trump nominates Nauert for the position of U.S. Ambassador to UN

Trump nominates Nauert for the position of U.S. Ambassador to UN

Former Fox News anchor and current State Department spokesperson nominated to replace Nikki Haley

Trump nominates Nauert for the position of U.S. Ambassador to UN
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald December 7, 2018
China reiterates support for DPRK’s “new strategic line” at Ri, Wang meeting

China reiterates support for DPRK’s “new strategic line” at Ri, Wang meeting

Talks are the fifth between the two foreign ministers this year

China reiterates support for DPRK’s “new strategic line” at Ri, Wang meeting
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald December 7, 2018
Ri Yong Ho meets Bashar al-Assad during visit to Syria

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

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

Ri Yong Ho meets Bashar al-Assad during visit to Syria
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald December 4, 2018
Satellite imagery time lapse shows continued activity at North Korean coal facilities
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Satellite imagery time lapse shows continued activity at North Korean coal facilities

Traffic in 2018 is reduced when visually compared to the previous year, however

Satellite imagery time lapse shows continued activity at North Korean coal facilities
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald | Leo Byrne November 30, 2018
Trump renews North Korea blacklisting over human trafficking

Trump renews North Korea blacklisting over human trafficking

Restrictions reapplied following lack of compliance to Trafficking Victims Protection Act

Trump renews North Korea blacklisting over human trafficking
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald November 29, 2018
Head of CIA Korea Mission Center retiring, Haspel tells CNN

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

Head of CIA Korea Mission Center retiring, Haspel tells CNN
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald November 27, 2018
U.S. seeks $3.1m from entities linked to N. Korean money laundering scheme

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

U.S. seeks $3.1m from entities linked to N. Korean money laundering scheme
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald November 27, 2018
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