February 22, 2020


Information related to sanctions developments

Twenty years after the DPRK-Russia friendship treaty, what's been achieved?

Attempts to further cooperation, following an early post-Cold War downturn in relations, have been plagued by sanctions

Anthony V. Rinna February 11, 2020

New N. Korean stamps push propaganda line to "break through" sanctions hardships

Five new stamps follow Kim Jong Un’s new year plenum speech, focus on countering sanctions and other top 2020 policies

Colin Zwirko February 11, 2020

Sanctioned North Korean tanker caught in ship-to-ship transfer near China: Japan

Chon Ma San began broadcasting location in October, showing at least four trips and lengthy loitering in Korea Strait

Colin Zwirko February 10, 2020

U.S.-ROK working group meeting held in Seoul to discuss North Korea

Inter-Korean issues likely discussed, while MOU insists "independent tourism" not a matter of U.S.-ROK consultation

Jeongmin Kim February 10, 2020

Despite challenges, UN Panel of Experts on North Korea submits draft report

Panel members make eleventh-hour progress to deliver draft to 1718 Committee

Chad O'Carroll | Jacob Fromer February 8, 2020

North Korea gas prices increase sharply amid coronavirus measures: data

Daily NK data shows sharp increase, while NK Pro data remains mostly static

Chad O'Carroll February 7, 2020

Latest North Korea sanctions exemptions to boost TB treatment, telemedicine work

Eugene Bell Foundation likely to utilize new Global Fund grant for TB work, while WHO to ship telemedicine equipment

Colin Zwirko February 7, 2020

What to expect next at Mount Kumgang after the coronavirus delay

The Wuhan virus outbreak has only postponed demolition - it remains to be seen what Seoul can salvage from the dispute

Aidan Foster-Carter February 7, 2020

North Korea spent $25 million on Alaska pollock from China in 2019, data shows

Import of millions of kilograms of fish from China last year came despite a thriving domestic seafood industry

Jacob Fromer February 7, 2020

World Food Programme granted first sanctions exemption for North Korea aid work

Decision will allow WFP to bring hand-barrows, shovels, and pick-axes into DPRK

Oliver Hotham February 6, 2020