April 20, 2024

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Ask a North Korean: Does the DPRK have digital payment systems?

Ask a North Korean: Does the DPRK have digital payment systems?

Services have cropped up for transferring money and making payments, but distrust in banks poses obstacles to their use

Ask a North Korean: Does the DPRK have digital payment systems?
Rose February 6, 2024
Kim Jong Un secretly visits new luxury mall in Pyongyang with China connections
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Kim Jong Un secretly visits new luxury mall in Pyongyang with China connections

Amid ‘communism’ revival, North Korea signals elite class remains priority and driver of sanctions evasion efforts

Kim Jong Un secretly visits new luxury mall in Pyongyang with China connections
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 1, 2024
Chinese sportswear firm to supply North Korean national soccer teams’ uniforms

Chinese sportswear firm to supply North Korean national soccer teams’ uniforms

Expert says deal could fall into sanctions gray area depending on how Beijing classifies ‘recreational sports equipment’

Chinese sportswear firm to supply North Korean national soccer teams’ uniforms
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy January 29, 2024
Seoul sanctions over dozen North Korean ships and firms for alleged smuggling

Seoul sanctions over dozen North Korean ships and firms for alleged smuggling

ROK says unilateral measures aim to cut off funding for DPRK weapons, but expert calls sanctions largely ‘symbolic’

Seoul sanctions over dozen North Korean ships and firms for alleged smuggling
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin January 17, 2024
No North Korean activity at Kaesong zone after signs of life last year: Photos

No North Korean activity at Kaesong zone after signs of life last year: Photos

Images from border suggest sharp decline in activity from summer, after Seoul accused DPRK of operating 30 factories

No North Korean activity at Kaesong zone after signs of life last year: Photos
Joe Smith
Joe Smith January 16, 2024
From Moscow to Pyongyang: How Russia’s anger toward West drove it to North Korea
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From Moscow to Pyongyang: How Russia’s anger toward West drove it to North Korea

Russia began to reengage the DPRK around turn of millennium, but decades of effort have only recently born fruit

From Moscow to Pyongyang: How Russia’s anger toward West drove it to North Korea
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov January 12, 2024
3 parades, 44 missiles, 64 flights: Numbers tell the story of North Korea’s 2023
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3 parades, 44 missiles, 64 flights: Numbers tell the story of North Korea’s 2023

Data sheds light on the year’s biggest developments, from leader appearances and wig trade to delegation visits and more

3 parades, 44 missiles, 64 flights: Numbers tell the story of North Korea’s 2023
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin December 27, 2023
Singapore man wanted in US indicted for smuggling oil to North Korea

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 Sokolin
Anton Sokolin December 22, 2023
China likely re-exported millions of dollars of North Korean goods, data shows
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China likely re-exported millions of dollars of North Korean goods, data shows

DPRK alloy and wigs likely transshipped to South Korea and US, while Pyongyang imported foreign luxury goods via China

China likely re-exported millions of dollars of North Korean goods, data shows
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin December 13, 2023
Russian Far East delegation arrives in North Korea to discuss economic plans

Russian Far East delegation arrives in North Korea to discuss economic plans

Regional governor has expressed interested in joint construction projects as DPRK laborers continue to work in Russia

Russian Far East delegation arrives in North Korea to discuss economic plans
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin December 12, 2023
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