October 26, 2021
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Singapore sugar trader admits to forging documents to hide North Korea ties

Singapore sugar trader admits to forging documents to hide North Korea ties

Court fines man $156,000 for falsifying invoices after legally sending sugar, other goods to DPRK-linked entities

Singapore sugar trader admits to forging documents to hide North Korea ties
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell October 21, 2021
As China burns through coal, North Korea steps in to fill the gap

As China burns through coal, North Korea steps in to fill the gap

Influx of illicit North Korean coal fuels concerns that shipments will continue even after Chinese energy crisis ends

As China burns through coal, North Korea steps in to fill the gap
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell October 15, 2021
New missiles and Kim Jong Un idolatry dominate ‘Self-Defense-2021’ expo

New missiles and Kim Jong Un idolatry dominate ‘Self-Defense-2021’ expo

New details on North Korean missile programs revealed as Kim shown in military uniform and shooting guns

New missiles and Kim Jong Un idolatry dominate ‘Self-Defense-2021’ expo
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko October 12, 2021
After military parade, Kim Jong Un takes another two-week break from public view

After military parade, Kim Jong Un takes another two-week break from public view

North Korean leader could be back at his east coast retreat, satellite imagery suggests

After military parade, Kim Jong Un takes another two-week break from public view
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko September 24, 2021
Sanctioned tankers, cargo ships spotted at North Korean port of Nampho

Sanctioned tankers, cargo ships spotted at North Korean port of Nampho

Their appearance suggests DPRK’s oil trade is ramping up, including by illicit means, amid low official imports

Sanctioned tankers, cargo ships spotted at North Korean port of Nampho
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell September 23, 2021
North Korean company may have acquired superalloy used in nukes, missiles: PoE

North Korean company may have acquired superalloy used in nukes, missiles: PoE

Lack of manufacturing capacity and dated machine tech mean North Korea must import certain kinds of steel, expert says

North Korean company may have acquired superalloy used in nukes, missiles: PoE
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell September 21, 2021
North Korea-China trade jumps 37% in August, but still far from pre-COVID levels

North Korea-China trade jumps 37% in August, but still far from pre-COVID levels

Iron alloy tops North Korea's exports to China for first time this year, but unclear whether it falls under sanctions

North Korea-China trade jumps 37% in August, but still far from pre-COVID levels
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell September 20, 2021
Chinese firm boasts of business and connections with North Korean entities

Chinese firm boasts of business and connections with North Korean entities

Firm allegedly helped DPRK acquire point of sale devices that experts say could strengthen state control over economy

Chinese firm boasts of business and connections with North Korean entities
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell September 10, 2021
One of North Korea’s dirtiest businesses may be back amid border lockdown

One of North Korea’s dirtiest businesses may be back amid border lockdown

Ships loaded with coal on the Taedong River could signal a rebound in illicit coal exports, says U.N. member state

One of North Korea’s dirtiest businesses may be back amid border lockdown
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell September 9, 2021
North Korea preparing to hold military parade in coming months: imagery

North Korea preparing to hold military parade in coming months: imagery

Pyongyang typically uses military parades to show off new nuclear missile developments

North Korea preparing to hold military parade in coming months: imagery
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko September 2, 2021
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