June 17, 2021

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Ole Jakob Skåtun

Ole Jakob Skåtun is a freelance journalist. In addition to reporting on Korean affairs for newspapers in his native Norway, his previous work also includes freelance work from Russia. His Twitter handle is @OleJakobS

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Capitalist credentials: N. Korea sympathizer group’s huge profit on access to country

Capitalist credentials: N. Korea sympathizer group’s huge profit on access to country

Sources, independent reporting point to KFA leader charging outrageous rates, exaggerating own status in the North

Capitalist credentials: N. Korea sympathizer group’s huge profit on access to country
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun January 15, 2015
China builds cross-border bridge to N.Korea

China builds cross-border bridge to N.Korea

21.9 million investment project will connect Tumen to Chongjin

China builds cross-border bridge to N.Korea
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun May 23, 2014
Last word not said on the Northern Limit Line – Delury

Last word not said on the Northern Limit Line – Delury

Time ripe for applying Trustpolitik to the Yellow Sea maritime border – expert

Last word not said on the Northern Limit Line – Delury
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun May 22, 2014
North Korea’s external trade reaches record high – Report

North Korea’s external trade reaches record high – Report

But trickle-down effects likely to be small, according to expert

North Korea’s external trade reaches record high – Report
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun May 22, 2014
What night-time satellite imagery says about N. Korea – and what it doesn’t

What night-time satellite imagery says about N. Korea – and what it doesn’t

Can be useful source of information, if applied correctly

What night-time satellite imagery says about N. Korea – and what it doesn’t
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun May 16, 2014
Sanctions increase regional inequality, cross-border trade – report

Sanctions increase regional inequality, cross-border trade – report

Adapting to int'l sanctions, N.Korean leadership redistributes resources to urban centers, according to study

Sanctions increase regional inequality, cross-border trade – report
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun May 12, 2014
State Dept. North Korea grants could entail risk of criminal punishment

State Dept. North Korea grants could entail risk of criminal punishment

State Department call for funding proposals contradicts "do no harm" strategy advocated by UN COI

State Dept. North Korea grants could entail risk of criminal punishment
China and N. Korea simplify border-crossing procedures

China and N. Korea simplify border-crossing procedures

Agreement is the latest in a series of recent moves aimed at increasing the flow of tourists into the country

China and N. Korea simplify border-crossing procedures
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun May 5, 2014
N. Korea conducts live fire drills near western maritime border

N. Korea conducts live fire drills near western maritime border

Artillery exercise comes amid mounting tensions on the peninsula

N. Korea conducts live fire drills near western maritime border
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun April 29, 2014
Russian region signs trade deal with N. Korea

Russian region signs trade deal with N. Korea

Deal first result of three-day visit by high-ranking Russian delegation to Pyongyang

Russian region signs trade deal with N. Korea
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun April 29, 2014
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