October 16, 2021

Sanctions

Information related to sanctions developments

As China burns through coal, North Korea steps in to fill the gap
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As China burns through coal, North Korea steps in to fill the gap

Influx of illicit North Korean coal fuels concerns that shipments will continue even after Chinese energy crisis ends

As China burns through coal, North Korea steps in to fill the gap
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell October 15, 2021
France, Canada deploy aircraft to bolster North Korea sanctions enforcement

France, Canada deploy aircraft to bolster North Korea sanctions enforcement

Dispatch of surveillance assets to US bases in Japan may reflect unease over DPRK’s increasing coal exports

France, Canada deploy aircraft to bolster North Korea sanctions enforcement
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell October 15, 2021
Power for peace: Kim Jong Un frames missiles as deterrent against ‘war itself’

Power for peace: Kim Jong Un frames missiles as deterrent against ‘war itself’

In defense expo speech, North Korean leader dismisses US as insincere and criticizes those who ‘incite’ tensions

Power for peace: Kim Jong Un frames missiles as deterrent against ‘war itself’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim October 13, 2021
North Koreans suffer amid ‘creeping apathy’ from the world, UN watchdog warns

North Koreans suffer amid ‘creeping apathy’ from the world, UN watchdog warns

Report says sanctions, oppressive border lockdowns push North Koreans to choose between hunger and COVID-19

North Koreans suffer amid ‘creeping apathy’ from the world, UN watchdog warns
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell October 12, 2021
Where does presidential nominee Lee Jae-myung stand on North Korea?

Where does presidential nominee Lee Jae-myung stand on North Korea?

Lee promised to uphold legacy of Democratic predecessors, but experts say any policy change depends on US

Where does presidential nominee Lee Jae-myung stand on North Korea?
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung October 11, 2021
North Korea boasts of ‘full-scale’ work towards new space capabilities

North Korea boasts of ‘full-scale’ work towards new space capabilities

State media promotes aerospace tech developments after Kim Jong Un ordered new recon satellite in early 2021

North Korea boasts of ‘full-scale’ work towards new space capabilities
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 11, 2021
US blames Pyongyang for its people’s ‘suffering,’ but supports humanitarian aid

US blames Pyongyang for its people’s ‘suffering,’ but supports humanitarian aid

Remarks come after report that UN expert will call for easing sanctions to improve DPRK human rights situation

US blames Pyongyang for its people’s ‘suffering,’ but supports humanitarian aid
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung October 8, 2021
Japanese leader says North Korean nuclear development ‘absolutely unacceptable’

Japanese leader says North Korean nuclear development ‘absolutely unacceptable’

In major speech, Fumio Kishida also pledged to work toward a nuclear-free world and a resolution to the abduction issue

Japanese leader says North Korean nuclear development ‘absolutely unacceptable’
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung October 8, 2021
Humanitarian aid reaches North Korea amid strict border lockdown, UN says

Humanitarian aid reaches North Korea amid strict border lockdown, UN says

Medical goods to treat tuberculosis and malnutrition are one of first confirmed aid shipments to DPRK in many months

Humanitarian aid reaches North Korea amid strict border lockdown, UN says
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim October 7, 2021
North Korea’s official oil imports tick up but remain far below its needs
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North Korea’s official oil imports tick up but remain far below its needs

Sanctions and the pandemic have battered imports of refined petroleum, but smuggling may cover part of the gap

North Korea’s official oil imports tick up but remain far below its needs
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell October 6, 2021
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