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July 21, 2024

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Kim Jong Un secretly visits new luxury mall in Pyongyang with China connections
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Kim Jong Un secretly visits new luxury mall in Pyongyang with China connections

Amid ‘communism’ revival, North Korea signals elite class remains priority and driver of sanctions evasion efforts

Kim Jong Un secretly visits new luxury mall in Pyongyang with China connections
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 1, 2024
North Korea imported over 100,000 barrels of petroleum from Russia last year

North Korea imported over 100,000 barrels of petroleum from Russia last year

UN data shows huge uptick in Russia’s exports of refined petroleum, though volume still lags behind pre-pandemic levels

North Korea imported over 100,000 barrels of petroleum from Russia last year
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin January 31, 2024
Russia’s new ambassador to ROK denies any weapons trade with North Korea

Russia’s new ambassador to ROK denies any weapons trade with North Korea

Georgy Zinoviev also warned Seoul not to supply weapons to Kyiv if it wants to maintain ties with Moscow

Russia’s new ambassador to ROK denies any weapons trade with North Korea
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin January 29, 2024
Chinese sportswear firm to supply North Korean national soccer teams’ uniforms

Chinese sportswear firm to supply North Korean national soccer teams’ uniforms

Expert says deal could fall into sanctions gray area depending on how Beijing classifies ‘recreational sports equipment’

Chinese sportswear firm to supply North Korean national soccer teams’ uniforms
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy January 29, 2024
North Korea regularly operating new nuclear reactor at Yongbyon: Report

North Korea regularly operating new nuclear reactor at Yongbyon: Report

Light water reactor may help DPRK produce up to a dozen new nuclear weapons per year but unclear if fully online

North Korea regularly operating new nuclear reactor at Yongbyon: Report
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin January 26, 2024
North Korean hackers stole $1 billion in cryptocurrency in 2023: Report
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North Korean hackers stole $1 billion in cryptocurrency in 2023: Report

DPRK cybercriminals behind over half of all crypto stolen last year as annual haul marks country’s second-highest ever

North Korean hackers stole $1 billion in cryptocurrency in 2023: Report
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy January 25, 2024
Russian foreign minister evades topic of North Korea arms trade in interview

Russian foreign minister evades topic of North Korea arms trade in interview

Moscow’s top diplomat challenged Washington to back up its claims of Russia-DPRK arms trade with evidence

Russian foreign minister evades topic of North Korea arms trade in interview
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy January 25, 2024
Number of North Koreans entering Russia surges to 365 in Q3 2023: Data

Number of North Koreans entering Russia surges to 365 in Q3 2023: Data

Experts say increase is likely due to deepening ties as number of Russians visiting DPRK also jumped in same period

Number of North Koreans entering Russia surges to 365 in Q3 2023: Data
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin January 23, 2024
North Korean minister talked arms and space cooperation with Putin, photos show

North Korean minister talked arms and space cooperation with Putin, photos show

Document visible in photos list priority Russia space sites for visit, while top DPRK munitions official joined meeting

North Korean minister talked arms and space cooperation with Putin, photos show
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy January 22, 2024
Fertilizer chemical tops North Korea’s imports from China in December
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Fertilizer chemical tops North Korea’s imports from China in December

Expert says DPRK has long lacked fertilizer for farming and likely purchased chemical with recent ‘additional revenues’

Fertilizer chemical tops North Korea’s imports from China in December
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin January 22, 2024
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