Information related to sanctions developments
Influx of illicit North Korean coal fuels concerns that shipments will continue even after Chinese energy crisis ends
Dispatch of surveillance assets to US bases in Japan may reflect unease over DPRK’s increasing coal exports
In defense expo speech, North Korean leader dismisses US as insincere and criticizes those who ‘incite’ tensions
Report says sanctions, oppressive border lockdowns push North Koreans to choose between hunger and COVID-19
Lee promised to uphold legacy of Democratic predecessors, but experts say any policy change depends on US
State media promotes aerospace tech developments after Kim Jong Un ordered new recon satellite in early 2021
Remarks come after report that UN expert will call for easing sanctions to improve DPRK human rights situation
In major speech, Fumio Kishida also pledged to work toward a nuclear-free world and a resolution to the abduction issue
Medical goods to treat tuberculosis and malnutrition are one of first confirmed aid shipments to DPRK in many months
Sanctions and the pandemic have battered imports of refined petroleum, but smuggling may cover part of the gap
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