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Singapore man wanted in US indicted for smuggling oil to North Korea

Singapore man wanted in US indicted for smuggling oil to North Korea

Kwek Kee Seng and accomplice face years in Singapore prison for allegedly facilitating shipments of gas oil in 2019

Singapore man wanted in US indicted for smuggling oil to North Korea
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin December 22, 2023
Next steps for North Korea: Where will the country be five years from now?

Next steps for North Korea: Where will the country be five years from now?

Most experts predict continued isolation and decline, while minority say Russia and China will prop up DPRK economy

Next steps for North Korea: Where will the country be five years from now?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll December 22, 2023
Russian region in Siberia seeks 2,000 North Koreans for construction projects

Russian region in Siberia seeks 2,000 North Koreans for construction projects

Novosibirsk Oblast official cites ongoing labor shortages and implies workers could be sent to Russia-occupied Ukraine

Russian region in Siberia seeks 2,000 North Koreans for construction projects
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin December 22, 2023
Hairy business: Wigs once again drive up North Korea-China trade in November
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Hairy business: Wigs once again drive up North Korea-China trade in November

DPRK continues to import hair to make wigs, while purchasing millions in foodstuffs and selling raw materials

Hairy business: Wigs once again drive up North Korea-China trade in November
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin December 20, 2023
UN Security Council calls for dialogue after North Korean ICBM launch

UN Security Council calls for dialogue after North Korean ICBM launch

US and its allies repeat demand that Russia and China act, while DPRK’s partners again blame Washington for tensions

UN Security Council calls for dialogue after North Korean ICBM launch
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy December 20, 2023
Next steps for North Korea: Are international sanctions still relevant?

Next steps for North Korea: Are international sanctions still relevant?

Vast majority of experts say DPRK sanctions regime is increasingly ineffective, but many argue it still has role to play

Next steps for North Korea: Are international sanctions still relevant?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll December 19, 2023
Next steps for North Korea: How open is Kim Jong Un to future diplomacy with US?

Next steps for North Korea: How open is Kim Jong Un to future diplomacy with US?

Most experts say DPRK would have limited interest in talks with new president, though some see potential in arms control

Next steps for North Korea: How open is Kim Jong Un to future diplomacy with US?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll December 18, 2023
North Korea wants more Russian tourists to visit, Far East officials say

North Korea wants more Russian tourists to visit, Far East officials say

Primorsky Krai says DPRK proposed new rail, sea and air routes between countries, after delegation returns from visit

North Korea wants more Russian tourists to visit, Far East officials say
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin December 15, 2023
Donald Trump denies he plans to let North Korea keep nukes if reelected

Donald Trump denies he plans to let North Korea keep nukes if reelected

Statement by former president follows report that he is open to offer sanctions relief if DPRK stops making bombs

Donald Trump denies he plans to let North Korea keep nukes if reelected
Joe Smith
Joe Smith December 14, 2023
Next steps for North Korea: How can the West and ROK influence Pyongyang?

Next steps for North Korea: How can the West and ROK influence Pyongyang?

Over 100 experts weigh in on the best policy toward the DPRK, with a plurality endorsing direct engagement and diplomacy

Next steps for North Korea: How can the West and ROK influence Pyongyang?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll December 14, 2023
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