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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
After years in hiding, a North Korean ship shows its true colors

After years in hiding, a North Korean ship shows its true colors

Records reveal Ji Da 1 cargo vessel likely sailed under the radar for years on behalf of Pyongyang

After years in hiding, a North Korean ship shows its true colors
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell October 13, 2021
Taekwondo, tourism and trade: Estonia’s ties with North Korea

Taekwondo, tourism and trade: Estonia’s ties with North Korea

Baltic state objects to DPRK’s weapons programs, but private actors drive exchange despite lack of formal relationship

Taekwondo, tourism and trade: Estonia’s ties with North Korea
Erko ElblausErko Elblaus October 7, 2021
North Korea in September 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

North Korea in September 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from September 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021

North Korea in September 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK ProNK Pro October 1, 2021
Changes to North Korea’s Foreign Trade Law point to tightening of state control

Changes to North Korea’s Foreign Trade Law point to tightening of state control

Latest revisions amid pandemic lockdown also suggest efforts to diversify trade and protect domestic production

Changes to North Korea’s Foreign Trade Law point to tightening of state control
Martin WeiserMartin Weiser 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
North Korea acquires two oil tankers through Chinese brokers: UN report

North Korea acquires two oil tankers through Chinese brokers: UN report

The acquisitions may enhance DPRK’s ability to import refined petroleum or replace aging tankers, expert says

North Korea acquires two oil tankers through Chinese brokers: UN report
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell September 2, 2021
Sanctions obstacles: The fate of Moon Jae-in’s inter-Korean economic projects

Sanctions obstacles: The fate of Moon Jae-in’s inter-Korean economic projects

The Kaesong Industrial Complex, Kumgang tourism and infrastructure improvements all face unique sanctions challenges

Sanctions obstacles: The fate of Moon Jae-in’s inter-Korean economic projects
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Gabriela Bernal August 20, 2021
North Korea and China carry out cross-border construction at oil pipeline

North Korea and China carry out cross-border construction at oil pipeline

Repairs to the Dandong-Sinuiju pipeline may be underway, or a new pipeline may be taking shape

North Korea and China carry out cross-border construction at oil pipeline
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko August 19, 2021
North Korea in July 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

North Korea in July 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from July 1, 2021 to July 31, 2021

North Korea in July 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK ProNK Pro August 3, 2021
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