June 20, 2021

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hamish Macdonald

Hamish Macdonald

Hamish Macdonald is an Associate Fellow at RUSI working on Project SANDSTONE and formerly a journalist and researcher who has focused uniquely on North Korea related topics and affairs. He was previously the COO of the Korea Risk Group, which produces the NK News and NK Pro. Specialising in this area, his investigations covered topics including North Korean sanctions evasion activities, domestic economic development and human rights.

News

Panama details North Korea sanctions enforcement in maritime sector

Panama says it deregistered nine vessels from its maritime registry over sanctions concerns

Author Image Hamish Macdonald December 18, 2018
NK PRO
News

Price of diesel in Pyongyang at highest level so far this year

Price increase continues after jump observed in November, though numbers are still lower than 2017 peak pricing

Author Image Hamish Macdonald December 14, 2018
News

U.S. sanctions North Korean officials over human rights abuses, censorship

Choe Ryong Hae among three high-level officials designated by Treasury

Author Image Hamish Macdonald December 10, 2018
News

Trump nominates Nauert for the position of U.S. Ambassador to UN

Former Fox News anchor and current State Department spokesperson nominated to replace Nikki Haley

Author Image Hamish Macdonald December 7, 2018
News

China reiterates support for DPRK’s “new strategic line” at Ri, Wang meeting

Talks are the fifth between the two foreign ministers this year

Author Image Hamish Macdonald December 7, 2018
News

Ri Yong Ho meets Bashar al-Assad during visit to Syria

DPRK foreign minister also discusses economic cooperation with Syrian Deputy Prime Minister

Author Image Hamish Macdonald December 4, 2018
NK PRO
Analysis

Satellite imagery time lapse shows continued activity at North Korean coal facilities

Traffic in 2018 is reduced when visually compared to the previous year, however

Author Image Hamish Macdonald| Leo Byrne November 30, 2018
News

Trump renews North Korea blacklisting over human trafficking

Restrictions reapplied following lack of compliance to Trafficking Victims Protection Act

Author Image Hamish Macdonald November 29, 2018
News

Head of CIA Korea Mission Center retiring, Haspel tells CNN

Andrew Kim retires after leading newly formed mission center, heavy involvement in U.S.-DPRK talks

Author Image Hamish Macdonald November 27, 2018
News

U.S. seeks $3.1m from entities linked to N. Korean money laundering scheme

China, Hong Kong, and Singapore-based firms listed in DOJ complaint

Author Image Hamish Macdonald November 27, 2018
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