February 01, 2023

Sanctions

Information related to sanctions developments

North Korean in US custody faces uncertain future due to DPRK’s COVID controls

North Korean in US custody faces uncertain future due to DPRK’s COVID controls

Mun Chol Myong could end up in China or even be released in US following sentencing for time served, expert says

North Korean in US custody faces uncertain future due to DPRK’s COVID controls
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 31, 2023
ROK arrests broker who allegedly smuggled fuel worth $15 million to North Korea

ROK arrests broker who allegedly smuggled fuel worth $15 million to North Korea

Coast guard says individual arranged 35 ship-to-ship transfers as DPRK looks to circumvent import restrictions

ROK arrests broker who allegedly smuggled fuel worth $15 million to North Korea
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy January 30, 2023
North Korean soldiers spotted with sanctioned firm’s tech for first time
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North Korean soldiers spotted with sanctioned firm’s tech for first time

Pyongyang-based Glocom marketed to foreign armies for years, but appearance of radio is rare evidence of use inside DPRK

North Korean soldiers spotted with sanctioned firm’s tech for first time
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 24, 2023
First North Korean extradited to US gets 4-year sentence for money laundering

First North Korean extradited to US gets 4-year sentence for money laundering

US judge agrees to more lenient sentence for Mun Chol Myong after he spent years in Malay and American prisons

First North Korean extradited to US gets 4-year sentence for money laundering
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 21, 2023
New photos show North Korea sent weapons to Russian paramilitary group: US

New photos show North Korea sent weapons to Russian paramilitary group: US

Images appears to show rail shipment from North Korea to Russia late last year, but content of containers unclear

New photos show North Korea sent weapons to Russian paramilitary group: US
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 21, 2023
What if South Korea gets the bomb?

What if South Korea gets the bomb?

Nuclear weapons would help Seoul deter North Korea but could invite devastating sanctions and undermine US-ROK alliance

What if South Korea gets the bomb?
James Fretwell
James Fretwell January 18, 2023
As Seoul weighs nukes to counter North Korea, it pays to consider the costs
NK PRO

As Seoul weighs nukes to counter North Korea, it pays to consider the costs

International sanctions would cripple South Korea’s economy, but US extended deterrence must adapt to evolving threats

As Seoul weighs nukes to counter North Korea, it pays to consider the costs
Cho Dongyoun
Cho Dongyoun January 13, 2023
Libyan hospital welcomes dozens of North Korean medical workers

Libyan hospital welcomes dozens of North Korean medical workers

UN sanctions forbid DPRK laborers from working abroad, but country’s doctors have been active in Africa during pandemic

Libyan hospital welcomes dozens of North Korean medical workers
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer January 12, 2023
PWNED: How North Korea could exploit critical flaws in ship-tracking tech
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PWNED: How North Korea could exploit critical flaws in ship-tracking tech

Anyone can conjure ships from thin air with just a laptop, antenna and free software, frustrating sanctions enforcement

PWNED: How North Korea could exploit critical flaws in ship-tracking tech
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 11, 2023
How US humanitarian assistance could break the impasse with North Korea
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How US humanitarian assistance could break the impasse with North Korea

Decoupling aid from denuclearization can help cool tensions but risks appearing to reward DPRK for flouting sanctions

How US humanitarian assistance could break the impasse with North Korea
Monet Stokes
Monet Stokes January 6, 2023
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