April 21, 2024

Foreign Relations

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Long-term Chinese residents return to North Korea for first time in four years

Long-term Chinese residents return to North Korea for first time in four years

DPRK forced hwagyo community to leave at start of COVID, and expert says the residents act as Beijing’s ‘eyes and ears’

Long-term Chinese residents return to North Korea for first time in four years
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 10, 2024
New Zealand to deploy new aircraft to monitor North Korean sanctions evasion

New Zealand to deploy new aircraft to monitor North Korean sanctions evasion

Boeing P-8A Poseidon will operate out of Okinawa from mid-April and watch for illegal ship-to-ship transfers

New Zealand to deploy new aircraft to monitor North Korean sanctions evasion
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy April 10, 2024
Japanese ambassador says North Korea not ready to resolve abductee issue

Japanese ambassador says North Korea not ready to resolve abductee issue

Tokyo continues to make efforts for bilateral summit, but expert notes challenge of defining what counts as resolution

Japanese ambassador says North Korea not ready to resolve abductee issue
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Joon Ha Park April 9, 2024
China’s third highest-ranked official to visit North Korea this week

China’s third highest-ranked official to visit North Korea this week

Zhao Leji will attend opening ceremony for ‘friendship year’ to mark 75th anniversary of ties, two sides announce

China’s third highest-ranked official to visit North Korea this week
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Lina Park April 9, 2024
North Korea’s silence on Trump speaks volumes about its view of the US election
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North Korea’s silence on Trump speaks volumes about its view of the US election

State media insists capitalists control the US political system, but regime’s actions betray a desire to resume dialogue

North Korea’s silence on Trump speaks volumes about its view of the US election
Peter Ward
Peter Ward April 9, 2024
The revolutionary axis linking North Korea, Iran and Hamas

The revolutionary axis linking North Korea, Iran and Hamas

DPRK weapons and unique expertise are a welcome asset for Iran and its proxies in a global assault on US leadership

The revolutionary axis linking North Korea, Iran and Hamas
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young April 9, 2024
Russia to hold talks with North Korea on increasing quota for DPRK students

Russia to hold talks with North Korea on increasing quota for DPRK students

Proposal is likely a ‘ploy’ to bring in DPRK workers under student visas in violation of sanctions, expert says

Russia to hold talks with North Korea on increasing quota for DPRK students
Joe Smith
Joe Smith April 8, 2024
JucheGPT: How North Korea can weaponize AI to sway elections and sow discord
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JucheGPT: How North Korea can weaponize AI to sway elections and sow discord

Generative AI, LLMs and more could help Kim regime transform its influence operations and flood internet with fake news

JucheGPT: How North Korea can weaponize AI to sway elections and sow discord
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy April 8, 2024
Human Rights Council requests update to landmark report on North Korean abuses

Human Rights Council requests update to landmark report on North Korean abuses

Activist says call to update Commission of Inquiry is council’s most ambitious action on DPRK human rights in years

Human Rights Council requests update to landmark report on North Korean abuses
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Joon Ha Park April 5, 2024
North Korean insurance firms dodging sanctions with foreign help: UN report

North Korean insurance firms dodging sanctions with foreign help: UN report

Panel of Experts lists 12 firms alleged to have worked with DPRK companies that divert profits to WMD program

North Korean insurance firms dodging sanctions with foreign help: UN report
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 4, 2024