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Kim Jong Un appears to import luxury Maybach, Lexus SUVs despite sanctions
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Kim Jong Un appears to import luxury Maybach, Lexus SUVs despite sanctions

Analysis of state media shows vehicle priced at upwards of $175K in North Korean leader’s entourage during recent event

Kim Jong Un appears to import luxury Maybach, Lexus SUVs despite sanctions
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko November 28, 2023
US and North Korea debate DPRK satellite launch at Security Council meeting
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US and North Korea debate DPRK satellite launch at Security Council meeting

Two sides go back and forth about Pyongyang’s right to space program, as council remains divided on DPRK issues

US and North Korea debate DPRK satellite launch at Security Council meeting
Shreyas ReddyShreyas Reddy November 28, 2023
North Korea asserts right to launch satellite in defiance of US criticism
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North Korea asserts right to launch satellite in defiance of US criticism

DPRK defends launch ahead of UN Security Council meeting, though expert says its justifications ignore international law

North Korea asserts right to launch satellite in defiance of US criticism
Shreyas ReddyShreyas Reddy November 27, 2023
North Korea closes embassy in Bangladesh, citing ‘operational’ realignment
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North Korea closes embassy in Bangladesh, citing ‘operational’ realignment

Mission closure is 6th in last month, a trend expert says is likely due to fewer opportunities to earn funds for regime

North Korea closes embassy in Bangladesh, citing ‘operational’ realignment
Joe SmithJoe Smith November 27, 2023
EU decries North Korean satellite launch as ‘flagrant violation’ of UN sanctions
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EU decries North Korean satellite launch as ‘flagrant violation’ of UN sanctions

27 countries in union also express concern about DPRK-Russia military cooperation, while calling for UN response

EU decries North Korean satellite launch as ‘flagrant violation’ of UN sanctions
Joe SmithJoe Smith November 24, 2023
North Korean insurance firm planning entry to Russian market, association says
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North Korean insurance firm planning entry to Russian market, association says

Russian insurers call move ‘promising,’ though expert raises doubts that reinsurer could pay out in case of incident

North Korean insurance firm planning entry to Russian market, association says
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin November 23, 2023
South Korea, UK to conduct ‘joint sea patrols’ to enforce North Korea sanctions
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South Korea, UK to conduct ‘joint sea patrols’ to enforce North Korea sanctions

Expert says agreement will inject life into sanctions monitoring as Russia and China stonewall new measures

South Korea, UK to conduct ‘joint sea patrols’ to enforce North Korea sanctions
Joe SmithJoe Smith November 22, 2023
How North Korea’s successful satellite launch could raise tensions in near term
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How North Korea’s successful satellite launch could raise tensions in near term

Seoul has suspended military pact and will soon launch own satellite, but will be wary of undermining World Expo bid

How North Korea’s successful satellite launch could raise tensions in near term
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll November 22, 2023
North Korean rice imports from China drop amid alleged arms trade with Russia
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North Korean rice imports from China drop amid alleged arms trade with Russia

Expert says Moscow may be sending more food staples in exchange for weapons, as wigs again top DPRK exports

North Korean rice imports from China drop amid alleged arms trade with Russia
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin November 21, 2023
NGOs lament North Korea’s reluctance to accept aid despite humanitarian problems
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NGOs lament North Korea’s reluctance to accept aid despite humanitarian problems

Multiple groups report that they’ve struggled to reach contacts and deliver aid as DPRK prioritizes self-reliance

NGOs lament North Korea’s reluctance to accept aid despite humanitarian problems
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer November 20, 2023
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