November 30, 2022

Economy

Information related to the North Korea economic sector

Guns and NFTs: UN report spotlights ‘unhindered’ North Korea sanctions evasion

Guns and NFTs: UN report spotlights ‘unhindered’ North Korea sanctions evasion

A roundup of NK News and NK Pro coverage of the Panel of Experts’ findings on fuel smuggling, novel cybercrimes and more

Guns and NFTs: UN report spotlights ‘unhindered’ North Korea sanctions evasion
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell October 10, 2022
How faith-based groups can help North Korea — if they’re ever able to return
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How faith-based groups can help North Korea — if they’re ever able to return

A major pillar of aid to the DPRK could wither away as the country’s COVID controls and US travel ban restrict access

How faith-based groups can help North Korea — if they’re ever able to return
Joseph Yi
Joseph Yi October 7, 2022
Exclusive images provide first look at North Korea’s newest skyscraper street
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Exclusive images provide first look at North Korea’s newest skyscraper street

Ornate concrete towers of Hwasong district taking shape according to blueprints, on-the-ground photos show

Exclusive images provide first look at North Korea’s newest skyscraper street
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 6, 2022
Chinese imports appear to fill North Korean quarantine zone after trade restart
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Chinese imports appear to fill North Korean quarantine zone after trade restart

Accumulation of goods visible in satellite imagery shows DPRK maintaining strict COVID-19 prevention policies

Chinese imports appear to fill North Korean quarantine zone after trade restart
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 5, 2022
Timeline: From new North Korean nuclear law to three rounds of missile tests
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Timeline: From new North Korean nuclear law to three rounds of missile tests

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from September 1 - September 30

Timeline: From new North Korean nuclear law to three rounds of missile tests
NK Pro
NK Pro October 4, 2022
North Korea in September 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in September 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from September 1, 2022 to September 30, 2022

North Korea in September 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro October 4, 2022
North Korean missile industry turns to farm machines to address food shortages

North Korean missile industry turns to farm machines to address food shortages

Mass ceremony in city square appears to prioritize optics, as state media says Kim Jong Un gifts 5,500 tools for harvest

North Korean missile industry turns to farm machines to address food shortages
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 27, 2022
Dry winter weather to contribute to North Korean food insecurity, WFP projects

Dry winter weather to contribute to North Korean food insecurity, WFP projects

World Food Program says reduced snowmelt could harm crops, as pandemic controls appear to exacerbate food shortages

Dry winter weather to contribute to North Korean food insecurity, WFP projects
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Yeji Chung September 27, 2022
China, North Korea resume overland trade with first train crossing in 5 months

China, North Korea resume overland trade with first train crossing in 5 months

Unification ministry confirms first crossing since late April, as two sides report no COVID cases near border

China, North Korea resume overland trade with first train crossing in 5 months
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 26, 2022
Why sanctioning Tornado Cash may do little to curtail North Korean cyber crime
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Why sanctioning Tornado Cash may do little to curtail North Korean cyber crime

By removing human operators, the software-based crypto mixer creates new headaches for authorities and sanctions regime

Why sanctioning Tornado Cash may do little to curtail North Korean cyber crime
Dennis Desmond
Dennis Desmond September 26, 2022
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