May 18, 2022
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Life after death: How North Korea’s ghost ships frustrate sanctions enforcement
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Life after death: How North Korea’s ghost ships frustrate sanctions enforcement

Tracking what ships are scrapped or still afloat isn’t easy, a situation Pyongyang knows how to exploit

Life after death: How North Korea’s ghost ships frustrate sanctions enforcement
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell April 7, 2022
Moscow’s new visa decree makes future North Korea travel even more difficult
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Moscow’s new visa decree makes future North Korea travel even more difficult

While aimed at journalists and officials, new order also gives Russia a freer hand to deny entry to ‘unfriendly’ foreign

Moscow’s new visa decree makes future North Korea travel even more difficult
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell April 6, 2022
Seoul says it won’t target legacy media when monitoring fake news on North Korea
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Seoul says it won’t target legacy media when monitoring fake news on North Korea

Unification ministry states initiative will focus on new media like Facebook and blogs, but experts raise concerns

Seoul says it won’t target legacy media when monitoring fake news on North Korea
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim April 1, 2022
Inter-Korean relations enter the metaverse with virtual recreation of DMZ
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Inter-Korean relations enter the metaverse with virtual recreation of DMZ

Unification ministry project lets users look into North Korea and tour facilities and landmarks — but not those of DPRK

Inter-Korean relations enter the metaverse with virtual recreation of DMZ
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim March 31, 2022
North Korea’s launch of enormous missile attracts little US media attention
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North Korea’s launch of enormous missile attracts little US media attention

The war in Ukraine has overshadowed Pyongyang’s weapons tests, which an expert says could lead to future problems

North Korea’s launch of enormous missile attracts little US media attention
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll March 25, 2022
Kim Jong Un sends condolences to Chinese president over tragic airliner crash
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Kim Jong Un sends condolences to Chinese president over tragic airliner crash

North Korean leader expresses ‘deep sympathy’ in letter after Chinese plane goes down with 132 onboard

Kim Jong Un sends condolences to Chinese president over tragic airliner crash
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell March 22, 2022
North Korean imports hit 20-month high as shipments of medicine jump
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North Korean imports hit 20-month high as shipments of medicine jump

January resumption of rail trade appears to lift imports, though totals still well below pre-pandemic years

North Korean imports hit 20-month high as shipments of medicine jump
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell March 21, 2022
UNICEF receives exemption to send North Korea equipment for ‘routine’ vaccines
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UNICEF receives exemption to send North Korea equipment for ‘routine’ vaccines

Agency will have one year to deliver walk-in cold rooms used to store vaccines against childhood disease

UNICEF receives exemption to send North Korea equipment for ‘routine’ vaccines
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer March 18, 2022
Kim Jong Un’s superyacht makes rare appearances around time of missile tests
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Kim Jong Un’s superyacht makes rare appearances around time of missile tests

Satellite imagery has shown vessel at Kim’s east coast retreat three times this year, surpassing averages for past years

Kim Jong Un’s superyacht makes rare appearances around time of missile tests
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko March 17, 2022
Ruble to rubble: Fiscal freefall cuts into pockets of North Koreans in Russia
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Ruble to rubble: Fiscal freefall cuts into pockets of North Koreans in Russia

Experts say financial turmoil due to sanctions against Russia will squeeze DPRK laborers, who are unable to return home

Ruble to rubble: Fiscal freefall cuts into pockets of North Koreans in Russia
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell March 9, 2022
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