August 10, 2020

About the Authors

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.
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James Byrne
James Byrne is a Research Fellow at RUSI’s Proliferation and Nuclear Policy programme. His research interests include North Korea’s illicit shipping and procurement networks, open-source intelligence and analysis. He previously worked for the South Korean government.
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Joseph Byrne
Joe Byrne is a Research Analyst at RUSI’s Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Team. His research interests include Open Source Intelligence and Analysis and Illicit Shipping Networks. Prior to joining RUSI in 2019, Joe worked at King’s College London research department Project Alpha and also at the European Council on Foreign Relations. Joe holds an MA in Intelligence and International Security from King’s College London.
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Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy is a data journalist for NK News and NK Pro, currently based in Los Angeles.
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