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Sanctions

Information related to sanctions developments

Once again, North Korea is the Hermit Kingdom

Once again, North Korea is the Hermit Kingdom

Pyongyang increasingly isolates itself, even from old allies, through its refusal to change course

Once again, North Korea is the Hermit Kingdom
John Lee
John Lee July 8, 2016
North Korean trade in sanctioned goods continues with China
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North Korean trade in sanctioned goods continues with China

Despite UN resolution, coal, gold and kerosene transactions still occurring

North Korean trade in sanctioned goods continues with China
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne June 30, 2016
New Air Koryo planes from U.S. and Europe
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New Air Koryo planes from U.S. and Europe

Acquisition of light planes show ability for North Korea to purchase equipment indirectly

New Air Koryo planes from U.S. and Europe
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald | Leo Byrne June 24, 2016
N.Korean sanctions and ‘loyalty’ work

N.Korean sanctions and ‘loyalty’ work

Sanctions have unexpected effects as the regime makes up for lost cash through slave labor

N.Korean sanctions and ‘loyalty’ work
Robert E. McCoy
Robert E. McCoy June 21, 2016
Trade in North Korean gold, coal and iron to China continues in April
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Trade in North Korean gold, coal and iron to China continues in April

Gold ore could constitute a breach of sanctions, while coal and iron are so far unaffected

Trade in North Korean gold, coal and iron to China continues in April
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne June 17, 2016
Can the spark of capitalism in N.Korea catch fire?

Can the spark of capitalism in N.Korea catch fire?

Capitalistic entrepreneurship needs infrastructure – sorely lacking in the North – to take off

Can the spark of capitalism in N.Korea catch fire?
Robert E. McCoy
Robert E. McCoy June 14, 2016
More Russian-owned oil tankers head to North Korea
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More Russian-owned oil tankers head to North Korea

DPRK tanker fleets remains very active despite losing one member to sanctions

More Russian-owned oil tankers head to North Korea
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne June 8, 2016
China’s position on North Korea hasn’t changed

China’s position on North Korea hasn’t changed

Despite sanctions support Beijing’s long-term interests dictate a soft approach

China’s position on North Korea hasn’t changed
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov June 8, 2016
North Korean tourism facing tough year
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North Korean tourism facing tough year

Chinese tourist arrivals see decline following international sanctions and increased pressure from Seoul 

North Korean tourism facing tough year
Clive Parker June 6, 2016
Call 311: What the new money laundering designation means for N.Korea
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Call 311: What the new money laundering designation means for N.Korea

So-called ‘nuclear option’ of sanctions makes life more difficult, but won’t kill their trading

Call 311: What the new money laundering designation means for N.Korea
Andray Abrahamian
Andray Abrahamian June 6, 2016