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Russian Far East eyes launch of passenger rail service to North Korea in 2024
News

Russian Far East eyes launch of passenger rail service to North Korea in 2024

Primorsky Krai wants to use trains for tourism, though experts say long journeys and low demand remain obstacles

Russian Far East eyes launch of passenger rail service to North Korea in 2024
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin January 15, 2024
Predicting 2024: Why the writing is on the wall for an inter-Korean border clash
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Predicting 2024: Why the writing is on the wall for an inter-Korean border clash

In first of two-part series, NK Pro forecasts the biggest North Korea developments in the year ahead

Predicting 2024: Why the writing is on the wall for an inter-Korean border clash
NK ProNK Pro January 10, 2024
Singapore man wanted in US indicted for smuggling oil to North Korea
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Singapore man wanted in US indicted for smuggling oil to North Korea

Kwek Kee Seng and accomplice face years in Singapore prison for allegedly facilitating shipments of gas oil in 2019

Singapore man wanted in US indicted for smuggling oil to North Korea
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin December 22, 2023
North Korea wants more Russian tourists to visit, Far East officials say
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North Korea wants more Russian tourists to visit, Far East officials say

Primorsky Krai says DPRK proposed new rail, sea and air routes between countries, after delegation returns from visit

North Korea wants more Russian tourists to visit, Far East officials say
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin December 15, 2023
US sanctions Russian ship to ‘disrupt’ weapons trade with North Korea
News

US sanctions Russian ship to ‘disrupt’ weapons trade with North Korea

Washington designates fourth ship and companies involved in alleged arms shipping operation that’s still ongoing

US sanctions Russian ship to ‘disrupt’ weapons trade with North Korea
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko December 13, 2023
Kim Jong Un adds to growing luxury car collection with new Maybach sedan, limo
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Kim Jong Un adds to growing luxury car collection with new Maybach sedan, limo

Vehicles demonstrate North Korean leader’s ability to use illicit networks to get what he wants, including for nukes

Kim Jong Un adds to growing luxury car collection with new Maybach sedan, limo
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko December 11, 2023
Infamous North Korean ferry returns home after month of maintenance near Russia
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Infamous North Korean ferry returns home after month of maintenance near Russia

Mangyongbong-92 docks in Wonsan after rare trip to DPRK’s Rason sparked speculation it could operate on routes to Russia

Infamous North Korean ferry returns home after month of maintenance near Russia
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko November 27, 2023
North Korea ramps up coal smuggling at sea near China and Russia: UN report
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North Korea ramps up coal smuggling at sea near China and Russia: UN report

Member state tells Panel of Experts that DPRK illegally exported 800K tons of coal in Q1, a fourfold increase from 2022

North Korea ramps up coal smuggling at sea near China and Russia: UN report
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin November 6, 2023
North Korea appears to blow past oil cap using illicit transfers at sea: Report
News

North Korea appears to blow past oil cap using illicit transfers at sea: Report

Information provided to UN Panel of Experts suggests DPRK likely exceeded 500,000 barrel limit in first five months

North Korea appears to blow past oil cap using illicit transfers at sea: Report
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin November 1, 2023
New ship joins alleged North Korea-Russia weapons trade operation: Imagery
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New ship joins alleged North Korea-Russia weapons trade operation: Imagery

Vessel is largest of four that have been seen transfering containers at Rason Port near border with Russia

New ship joins alleged North Korea-Russia weapons trade operation: Imagery
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko October 31, 2023
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