April 20, 2024

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North Korea renovates long abandoned factory in quest to address food shortages
NK PRO

North Korea renovates long abandoned factory in quest to address food shortages

NK Pro analysis shows only partial revival of Sunchon Chemical Complex so far, as DPRK looks to build more greenhouses

North Korea renovates long abandoned factory in quest to address food shortages
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 6, 2023
Sanctions-busting North Korean factory operating in China, evidence suggests
NK PRO

Sanctions-busting North Korean factory operating in China, evidence suggests

NK Pro identifies DPRK propaganda at Chinese economic zone, which has seen flurry of activity as COVID controls ease

Sanctions-busting North Korean factory operating in China, evidence suggests
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 4, 2023
US, ROK and Japan impose sanctions on North Korean satellite and drone programs

US, ROK and Japan impose sanctions on North Korean satellite and drone programs

Expert says designations appear aimed at highlighting countries’ trilateral security cooperation against DPRK threats

US, ROK and Japan impose sanctions on North Korean satellite and drone programs
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy September 1, 2023
North Korean hackers break into US software firms in latest supply chain hack
NK PRO

North Korean hackers break into US software firms in latest supply chain hack

Spear-phishing remains tactic of choice as Lazarus group targets JumpCloud systems and GitHub users

North Korean hackers break into US software firms in latest supply chain hack
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee July 21, 2023
North Korean media issues rare rebuke of those who waste ‘precious electricity’

North Korean media issues rare rebuke of those who waste ‘precious electricity’

Expert says allegations seek to distract from power production problems, while another notes energy theft is pervasive

North Korean media issues rare rebuke of those who waste ‘precious electricity’
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 18, 2023
North Korea reveals new smartphones, as Kim Jong Un uses likely Chinese model

North Korea reveals new smartphones, as Kim Jong Un uses likely Chinese model

NK News analysis suggests DPRK brands are importing components for devices, in apparent sanctions violation by Beijing

North Korea reveals new smartphones, as Kim Jong Un uses likely Chinese model
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 13, 2023
North Korea’s new cargo ships flock to Chinese ports handling iron and coal
NK PRO

North Korea’s new cargo ships flock to Chinese ports handling iron and coal

NK Pro analysis points to DPRK’s illicit efforts to generate currency through exports and acquire Chinese ships

North Korea’s new cargo ships flock to Chinese ports handling iron and coal
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin July 7, 2023
The revolving door: Why people end up quitting the North Korea field

The revolving door: Why people end up quitting the North Korea field

Frustration at lack of progress among factors driving exodus, which some fear could diminish understanding of DPRK

The revolving door: Why people end up quitting the North Korea field
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll June 30, 2023
North Korean smartphone brand opens showcase shop on skyscraper street

North Korean smartphone brand opens showcase shop on skyscraper street

Jindallae brand appears to be growing in popularity, despite persistent economic problems in much of the country

North Korean smartphone brand opens showcase shop on skyscraper street
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 21, 2023
Chinese crane vessel engages in likely illicit transfer with North Korean ship
NK PRO

Chinese crane vessel engages in likely illicit transfer with North Korean ship

Satellite imagery shows three ships side by side outside Nampho, amid suspicious surge in activity around port

Chinese crane vessel engages in likely illicit transfer with North Korean ship
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin June 19, 2023
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