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North Korean tanker docks in Russia as US accuses Moscow of breaching oil cap
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North Korean tanker docks in Russia as US accuses Moscow of breaching oil cap

Expert says Russia should have impounded sanctioned A Sa Bong given history of illegal ship-to-ship transfers

North Korean tanker docks in Russia as US accuses Moscow of breaching oil cap
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin May 3, 2024
Chinese shipyard hosts cargo vessel linked to North Korea-Russia arms trade
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Chinese shipyard hosts cargo vessel linked to North Korea-Russia arms trade

Expert says shipyard likely violated sanctions and could face punitive actions after Russian ship Angara moored there

Chinese shipyard hosts cargo vessel linked to North Korea-Russia arms trade
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin April 26, 2024
North Korean oil tanker appears to pose as freighter in identity-spoofing scheme
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North Korean oil tanker appears to pose as freighter in identity-spoofing scheme

Sanctioned Nam Dae Bong broadcast from locations thousands of miles away in possible attempt to conceal illicit activity

North Korean oil tanker appears to pose as freighter in identity-spoofing scheme
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin April 18, 2024
South Korea investigating unflagged cargo ship over North Korea sanctions breach
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South Korea investigating unflagged cargo ship over North Korea sanctions breach

ROK Coast Guard reportedly seized De Yi in waters off southern coast last week and took it to harbor in Busan

South Korea investigating unflagged cargo ship over North Korea sanctions breach
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin April 3, 2024
North Korea in March 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
Month in Review

North Korea in March 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from March 1, 2024 to March 31, 2024

North Korea in March 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK ProNK Pro April 3, 2024
US, ROK launch new task force to counter North Korean oil smuggling
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US, ROK launch new task force to counter North Korean oil smuggling

Allies seek to crack down on sanctions evasion supporting DPRK nuclear program amid dysfunction in UN sanctions regime

US, ROK launch new task force to counter North Korean oil smuggling
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin March 27, 2024
North Korea breached oil import cap, smuggling up to 1.5M barrels: Report
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North Korea breached oil import cap, smuggling up to 1.5M barrels: Report

55 countries tell UN that DPRK illegally imported oil at least 87 times last year, while China and Russia dispute claims

North Korea breached oil import cap, smuggling up to 1.5M barrels: Report
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin March 22, 2024
North Korea still running COVID import center despite easing border controls
Analysis

North Korea still running COVID import center despite easing border controls

Continued activity at pandemic-era facilities suggests authorities see political value in strong inspection regime

North Korea still running COVID import center despite easing border controls
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko March 22, 2024
North Korea has sent 7K containers of weapons to Russia for Ukraine war: Seoul
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North Korea has sent 7K containers of weapons to Russia for Ukraine war: Seoul

ROK defense chief says scale of arms trade increasing but that Seoul still won’t provide lethal weapons to Ukraine

North Korea has sent 7K containers of weapons to Russia for Ukraine war: Seoul
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim March 19, 2024
Kim Jong Un uses ‘perfect’ armored car gift from Putin for first time, DPRK says
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Kim Jong Un uses ‘perfect’ armored car gift from Putin for first time, DPRK says

Statement by North Korean leader’s sister holds up ‘trustworthy’ Aurus Senat as symbol of growing bilateral cooperation

Kim Jong Un uses ‘perfect’ armored car gift from Putin for first time, DPRK says
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko March 16, 2024
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