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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
Kim Jong Un adds to growing luxury car collection with new Maybach sedan, limo

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 Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 11, 2023
North Korea launches rocket toy set that closely copies Lego model

North Korea launches rocket toy set that closely copies Lego model

New toys feature similar logo, figurines and more in what appears to be DPRK’s latest knockoff of foreign products

North Korea launches rocket toy set that closely copies Lego model
Joe Smith
Joe Smith December 8, 2023
Russian firms employing North Koreans to build houses in Far East: Investigation
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Russian firms employing North Koreans to build houses in Far East: Investigation

Two companies confirm they’re using DPRK labor as Russia appears increasingly willing to overlook sanctions violations

Russian firms employing North Koreans to build houses in Far East: Investigation
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin December 6, 2023
Why Russian airlines may be eyeing routes to North Korea amid burgeoning ties

Why Russian airlines may be eyeing routes to North Korea amid burgeoning ties

Experts say tourism and desire to transport DPRK laborers are likely behind proposal but question its feasibility

Why Russian airlines may be eyeing routes to North Korea amid burgeoning ties
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin November 29, 2023
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