September 25, 2020

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James Byrne

James Byrne is a Research Fellow at RUSI’s Proliferation and Nuclear Policy programme. His research interests include North Korea’s illicit shipping and procurement networks, open-source intelligence and analysis. He previously worked for the South Korean government.

More articles by 'James Byrne'

Sierra Leone registers North Korea linked vessels in potential sanctions breach

Registrations come after Panama delists 20 vessels for their ties to the DPRK

James Byrne | Leo Byrne February 27, 2018

Seized oil tanker linked to N. Korean networks, investigation reveals

Despite Panamanian flag, KOTI owned by Chinese nationals tied to DPRK proliferation

James Byrne | Leo Byrne January 3, 2018

Mapped: North Korea's oil routes

North Korea takes Russian oil while China's crude cut-off seems increasingly unlikely

James Byrne | Leo Byrne August 28, 2014