July 27, 2021
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DPRK-flagged carrier tied to coal exports visits China’s Longkou port in July

DPRK-flagged carrier tied to coal exports visits China’s Longkou port in July

Bulk carrier and three North Korea-flagged cargo ships sailed to port this month, though purpose of visits unclear

DPRK-flagged carrier tied to coal exports visits China’s Longkou port in July
Author Image Won-Gi Jung July 22, 2021
North Korea-linked firm offering expanded range of radio hardware online

North Korea-linked firm offering expanded range of radio hardware online

Glocom Corp’s website offerings have increased in 2021 despite U.N. sanctions pressure

North Korea-linked firm offering expanded range of radio hardware online
Author Image Chad O'Carroll July 21, 2021
Tobacco leads North Korean imports from China in June amid anemic trade

Tobacco leads North Korean imports from China in June amid anemic trade

The commodity surpassed goods like rubber, chemicals and oil as the DPRK limits trade due to COVID-19

Tobacco leads North Korean imports from China in June amid anemic trade
Author Image Won-Gi Jung July 21, 2021
North Korean imports from China creep up, but remain well below pre-COVID levels

North Korean imports from China creep up, but remain well below pre-COVID levels

Customs data shows North Korean imports reached $12.3 million in June after falling below $3 million in May

North Korean imports from China creep up, but remain well below pre-COVID levels
Author Image Won-Gi Jung July 19, 2021
Congress can set the Biden administration up for success with North Korea

Congress can set the Biden administration up for success with North Korea

Ending the Korean War would help address the concerns and priorities of many Americans impacted by the ongoing conflict

Congress can set the Biden administration up for success with North Korea
Author Image Daniel Jasper July 14, 2021
How North Korea received millions in Namibia constructing a ‘white elephant’

How North Korea received millions in Namibia constructing a ‘white elephant’

Newly revealed documents reveal waste and fraud of DPRK firm subcontracted to build country’s state house in 2000s

How North Korea received millions in Namibia constructing a ‘white elephant’
Poster of nuke attack on US still on display slips past North Korean censors

Poster of nuke attack on US still on display slips past North Korean censors

State media has sought to hide anti-U.S. propaganda since relations improved in 2018

Poster of nuke attack on US still on display slips past North Korean censors
Author Image Colin Zwirko June 17, 2021
North Korea’s electricity exports to China jump amid reported domestic shortages

North Korea’s electricity exports to China jump amid reported domestic shortages

North Korean power exports to China thought to have low impact on nationwide grid, but local areas could be impacted

North Korea’s electricity exports to China jump amid reported domestic shortages
Author Image Chad O'Carroll June 11, 2021
Junk vessel acquired by North Korea reappears at a rarely visited port

Junk vessel acquired by North Korea reappears at a rarely visited port

Ship may be part of elaborate sanctions busting scheme linked to Chinese companies

Junk vessel acquired by North Korea reappears at a rarely visited port
Author Image Min Chao Choy| Won-Gi Jung May 28, 2021
North Korea-linked tankers see increased activity in May

North Korea-linked tankers see increased activity in May

Uptick may be part of efforts to evade U.N. sanction restrictions on refined petroleum

North Korea-linked tankers see increased activity in May
Author Image Min Chao Choy| Won-Gi Jung May 26, 2021
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