December 08, 2022

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Joseph Byrne

Joe Byrne is a Research Analyst at RUSI, a think tank in London, UK.

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Lightning strikes twice as Pyongyang acquires 2nd ship via Busan: Investigation
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Lightning strikes twice as Pyongyang acquires 2nd ship via Busan: Investigation

North Korea likely pulled same strings to purchase both ships, one of which appears to have delivered sanctioned cargo

Lightning strikes twice as Pyongyang acquires 2nd ship via Busan: Investigation
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Ethan Jewell | James Byrne | Joseph Byrne September 2, 2022
North Korea likely acquired ship that sailed from Busan to Nampho: Investigation
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North Korea likely acquired ship that sailed from Busan to Nampho: Investigation

Expert says vessel’s new flag and owner suggest DPRK leveraged companies and foreign nationals to evade sanctions

North Korea likely acquired ship that sailed from Busan to Nampho: Investigation
Amid North Korean food ‘crisis,’ signs of possible humanitarian aid imports
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Amid North Korean food ‘crisis,’ signs of possible humanitarian aid imports

Two inbound shipments of possible humanitarian aid detected in May and June 2021 satellite imagery

Amid North Korean food ‘crisis,’ signs of possible humanitarian aid imports
North Korea moves to complete new oil terminal despite UN cap on fuel imports
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North Korea moves to complete new oil terminal despite UN cap on fuel imports

Rapid construction of three storage tanks and support buildings at Nampho port finished in 2020, satellite images show

North Korea moves to complete new oil terminal despite UN cap on fuel imports
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Joseph Byrne | Min Chao Choy February 2, 2021
North Korean coal smuggling route to China rebounds to pre-COVID activity levels
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North Korean coal smuggling route to China rebounds to pre-COVID activity levels

At least 17 DPRK-linked ships traversed Chinese waters as authorities turn a blind eye to illicit shipping

North Korean coal smuggling route to China rebounds to pre-COVID activity levels
South Korean firm repeatedly tied to North Korea-linked ship-to-ship transfers
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South Korean firm repeatedly tied to North Korea-linked ship-to-ship transfers

ROK company implicated in encounters with DPRK-flagged and UNSC-designated vessels

South Korean firm repeatedly tied to North Korea-linked ship-to-ship transfers