May 22, 2024

Foreign Relations

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Experts warn of consequences as UN sanctions panel on North Korea ends

Experts warn of consequences as UN sanctions panel on North Korea ends

Dissolution of Panel of Experts follows Russian veto of mandate and failure of Security Council talks to keep it alive

Experts warn of consequences as UN sanctions panel on North Korea ends
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll May 1, 2024
Iran denies North Korean delegation is visiting to discuss military cooperation

Iran denies North Korean delegation is visiting to discuss military cooperation

Tehran insists first visit in five years is to discuss ‘business,’ though expert says they have little but arms to trade

Iran denies North Korean delegation is visiting to discuss military cooperation
Joe Smith
Joe Smith April 30, 2024
Slim majority of ROK elites oppose going nuclear to counter North Korea: Report

Slim majority of ROK elites oppose going nuclear to counter North Korea: Report

But CSIS survey finds most would reverse position if US backs down from security commitments, such as if Trump returns

Slim majority of ROK elites oppose going nuclear to counter North Korea: Report
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 30, 2024
Why some countries welcome North Korean laborers despite the sanctions risks
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Why some countries welcome North Korean laborers despite the sanctions risks

States evaluate benefits of hosting DPRK workers differently depending on need for labor, costs of punishment and more

Why some countries welcome North Korean laborers despite the sanctions risks
Peter Ward
Peter Ward April 30, 2024
Russia to gift eagles, snakes and other animals to North Korea’s biggest zoo

Russia to gift eagles, snakes and other animals to North Korea’s biggest zoo

Expert says vow to send over 40 animals to Pyongyang Zoo reflects Moscow’s desire to expand ties beyond geopolitics

Russia to gift eagles, snakes and other animals to North Korea’s biggest zoo
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin April 29, 2024
China knows North Korea needs it most, despite conspicuous Russia-DPRK ties
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China knows North Korea needs it most, despite conspicuous Russia-DPRK ties

Indicators show DPRK and China have quietly advanced ties amid uproar over Russia arms trade since start of Ukraine war

China knows North Korea needs it most, despite conspicuous Russia-DPRK ties
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal April 29, 2024
What North Korea stands to gain — and lose — by sending workers overseas
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What North Korea stands to gain — and lose — by sending workers overseas

While the earning potential is lucrative for the regime, there are also many risks that come with exporting laborers

What North Korea stands to gain — and lose — by sending workers overseas
Peter Ward
Peter Ward April 26, 2024
North Korea puts unusual focus on Russia as it raises alarm about COVID overseas

North Korea puts unusual focus on Russia as it raises alarm about COVID overseas

State media continues to cover global disease spread even as it reopens, an apparent effort to show DPRK is safe

North Korea puts unusual focus on Russia as it raises alarm about COVID overseas
Joe Smith
Joe Smith April 26, 2024
Yoon, Kishida deserve Nobel Peace Prize for boosting military ties: US official

Yoon, Kishida deserve Nobel Peace Prize for boosting military ties: US official

Kurt Campbell praises trilateral cooperation to counter North Korea as ROK opposition objects to ‘military alliance’

Yoon, Kishida deserve Nobel Peace Prize for boosting military ties: US official
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Joon Ha Park April 25, 2024
North Korea blasts US for seeking alternatives to UN sanctions panel

North Korea blasts US for seeking alternatives to UN sanctions panel

Statement comes after US signaled it was exploring new options ahead of expected end of Panel of Experts on April 30

North Korea blasts US for seeking alternatives to UN sanctions panel
Joe Smith
Joe Smith April 25, 2024
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