September 27, 2021

Sanctions

Information related to sanctions developments

North Korea’s Olympic ban creates opportunities for ROK, China: experts

North Korea’s Olympic ban creates opportunities for ROK, China: experts

Seoul and Beijing could press for DPRK athletes to join Games under Olympic or unification flag, expert tells NK News

North Korea’s Olympic ban creates opportunities for ROK, China: experts
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung September 9, 2021
China tells UN ‘The Mole’ isn’t a credible source for sanctions investigations

China tells UN ‘The Mole’ isn’t a credible source for sanctions investigations

Beijing rejects evidence from documentary due to 'illegitimate means' used in production

China tells UN ‘The Mole’ isn’t a credible source for sanctions investigations
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll September 9, 2021
One of North Korea’s dirtiest businesses may be back amid border lockdown
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One of North Korea’s dirtiest businesses may be back amid border lockdown

Ships loaded with coal on the Taedong River could signal a rebound in illicit coal exports, says U.N. member state

One of North Korea’s dirtiest businesses may be back amid border lockdown
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 9, 2021
Renewal of North Korea travel ban: A missed opportunity for DPRK-US diplomacy?

Renewal of North Korea travel ban: A missed opportunity for DPRK-US diplomacy?

Ending the Trump-era travel ban would have been consistent with many stated US goals, despite some diplomatic risks

Renewal of North Korea travel ban: A missed opportunity for DPRK-US diplomacy?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll September 7, 2021
Identity theft: Sanctioned North Korean ship poses as clean tanker
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Identity theft: Sanctioned North Korean ship poses as clean tanker

UN report details complex identity swap scheme to evade sanctions using physical modifications and falsified documents

Identity theft: Sanctioned North Korean ship poses as clean tanker
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 6, 2021
North Korea in August 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in August 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from August 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021

North Korea in August 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro September 3, 2021
North Korea acquires two oil tankers through Chinese brokers: UN report
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North Korea acquires two oil tankers through Chinese brokers: UN report

The acquisitions may enhance DPRK’s ability to import refined petroleum or replace aging tankers, expert says

North Korea acquires two oil tankers through Chinese brokers: UN report
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 2, 2021
Timeline: From US-ROK military drills to North Korea cutting the hotlines again
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Timeline: From US-ROK military drills to North Korea cutting the hotlines again

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from August 1 to August 31

Timeline: From US-ROK military drills to North Korea cutting the hotlines again
NK Pro
NK Pro September 2, 2021
Resumption of Yongbyon activity was not surprising: Former unification ministers

Resumption of Yongbyon activity was not surprising: Former unification ministers

Three former South Korean ministers weigh in on North Korea’s new nuclear activity, emphasize dialogue

Resumption of Yongbyon activity was not surprising: Former unification ministers
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Won-Gi Jung September 2, 2021
At least one Mercedes-Benz shipped to North Korea in 2019 despite sanctions

At least one Mercedes-Benz shipped to North Korea in 2019 despite sanctions

UN report shows North Korea-linked vendor also purchased three other luxury vehicles, with their whereabouts unknown

At least one Mercedes-Benz shipped to North Korea in 2019 despite sanctions
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll September 1, 2021