May 23, 2024

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How North Korea can exploit Russian puppet states to operate in the shadows
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How North Korea can exploit Russian puppet states to operate in the shadows

Breakaway Georgian republics provide haven for sanctions evasion schemes as DPRK bolsters ties with Moscow, experts say

How North Korea can exploit Russian puppet states to operate in the shadows
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin March 19, 2024
Russian officials, ballet dancers visit North Korea to promote cultural ties

Russian officials, ballet dancers visit North Korea to promote cultural ties

Delegations from Far East and culture ministry mark latest push to expand cooperation beyond arms sales for Ukraine war

Russian officials, ballet dancers visit North Korea to promote cultural ties
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin March 19, 2024
Kim Jong Un congratulates Putin on win in Russia’s rubber-stamp election

Kim Jong Un congratulates Putin on win in Russia’s rubber-stamp election

North Korean leader’s message reflects growing relationship between two countries around war in Ukraine, expert says

Kim Jong Un congratulates Putin on win in Russia’s rubber-stamp election
Joe Smith
Joe Smith March 18, 2024
North Korean ambassador to leave Cuba after ally establishes ties with Seoul

North Korean ambassador to leave Cuba after ally establishes ties with Seoul

Experts say DPRK may be punishing envoy or downgrading post, or just conducting regular rotation of diplomatic staff

North Korean ambassador to leave Cuba after ally establishes ties with Seoul
Joe Smith
Joe Smith March 18, 2024
Kim Jong Un uses ‘perfect’ armored car gift from Putin for first time, DPRK says

Kim Jong Un uses ‘perfect’ armored car gift from Putin for first time, DPRK says

Statement by North Korean leader’s sister holds up ‘trustworthy’ Aurus Senat as symbol of growing bilateral cooperation

Kim Jong Un uses ‘perfect’ armored car gift from Putin for first time, DPRK says
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 16, 2024
Nonprofits urge UN to update ‘historic’ report on North Korea human rights abuse

Nonprofits urge UN to update ‘historic’ report on North Korea human rights abuse

Activists say new Commission of Inquiry report needed to address issues under Kim Jong Un and draw attention to problem

Nonprofits urge UN to update ‘historic’ report on North Korea human rights abuse
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy March 15, 2024
Russia has fired North Korean missiles at Ukraine some 50 times, prosecutors say

Russia has fired North Korean missiles at Ukraine some 50 times, prosecutors say

Ukraine alleges DPRK missiles have struck at least six regions, singling out ballistic missile attacks on Kharkiv

Russia has fired North Korean missiles at Ukraine some 50 times, prosecutors say
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin March 15, 2024
Russian port receives first suspected North Korean weapons shipment in month
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Russian port receives first suspected North Korean weapons shipment in month

Imagery shows Lady R cargo ship at center of alleged arms operation delivered cargo from Rason to Vostochny this week

Russian port receives first suspected North Korean weapons shipment in month
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 15, 2024
US-ROK exercises on combatting North Korea end with a bang of tank guns

US-ROK exercises on combatting North Korea end with a bang of tank guns

ROK artillery coordinate with US drones to simulate attack on DPRK forces on last day of Freedom Shield

US-ROK exercises on combatting North Korea end with a bang of tank guns
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Joon Ha Park March 14, 2024
Shady North Korean freighter tied to sanctions evasion visits Russian coal port
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Shady North Korean freighter tied to sanctions evasion visits Russian coal port

Experts say Kum Ya may have engaged in ship-to-ship transfers and is likely delivering illicit cargo

Shady North Korean freighter tied to sanctions evasion visits Russian coal port
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin March 14, 2024
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