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.

NK PRO
Analysis

Chinese upgrading infrastructure along border with North Korea: satellite imagery

Multiple small and large-scale projects under development as hopes of renewed trade soar

Author Image Hamish Macdonald November 27, 2018
News

Vietnam confirms plans for upcoming visit by North Korean foreign minister

Arrangements being made but visit may happen after November 27, MFA spokesperson says

Author Image Hamish Macdonald November 22, 2018
News

Peace, inter-Korean co-op must move in tandem with denuclearization: Pompeo

Secretary of State reiterates position ahead of key U.S.-ROK talks in Washington D.C.

Author Image Hamish Macdonald November 20, 2018
News

Kim Jong Un inspects test of new “tactical” weapon: KCNA

State media reports new technology aims at "significantly improving" combat power of DPRK army

Author Image Hamish Macdonald November 15, 2018
NK PRO
Analysis

The 14th Pyongyang Autumn Trade Fair: Chinese firms loom large

Over 140 PRC-based firms attended fair, with some advertising goods subject to sectoral sanctions

Author Image Hamish Macdonald November 15, 2018
News

NYT report on North Korean missile bases “inaccurate”: Trump

U.S. President echoes comments made by South Korean Blue House on Tuesday

Author Image Hamish Macdonald November 13, 2018
NK PRO
Analysis

Traffic, construction continues at controversial North Korean oil facility

Additional construction seen via satellite in Nampho since March

Author Image Hamish Macdonald| Leo Byrne November 9, 2018
NK PRO
Analysis

The 14th Pyongyang Autumn Trade Fair: breaking down the domestic attendance

Sanctioned entities continue to appear, while advertising spotlights domestic tech, finance, and healthcare firms

Author Image Hamish Macdonald November 9, 2018
News

North Korean worker files legal complaint against Dutch firm over forced labor

Complaint says Dutch firm knew of "inhumane, slave-like" conditions faced by DPRK workers in Poland

Author Image Hamish Macdonald November 8, 2018
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