January 20, 2022

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North Korea securing ‘every grain of rice’ amid apparent food shortage: NIS

North Korea securing ‘every grain of rice’ amid apparent food shortage: NIS

South Korean spy agency says Kim Jong Un ordered all-out farming campaign amid food supply issues, economic downturn

North Korea securing ‘every grain of rice’ amid apparent food shortage: NIS
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung October 28, 2021
Cigarettes over medicine? Tobacco imports to North Korea lead trade with China
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Cigarettes over medicine? Tobacco imports to North Korea lead trade with China

Imports of tobacco products far outstrip medicine, even as DPRK's population remains unvaccinated

Cigarettes over medicine? Tobacco imports to North Korea lead trade with China
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell October 20, 2021
North Korean exports to China more than double to near pre-pandemic levels

North Korean exports to China more than double to near pre-pandemic levels

September spike could signal DPRK’s willingness to expand trade for first time since the pandemic began, expert says

North Korean exports to China more than double to near pre-pandemic levels
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell October 18, 2021
As China burns through coal, North Korea steps in to fill the gap
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As China burns through coal, North Korea steps in to fill the gap

Influx of illicit North Korean coal fuels concerns that shipments will continue even after Chinese energy crisis ends

As China burns through coal, North Korea steps in to fill the gap
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell October 15, 2021
North Koreans suffer amid ‘creeping apathy’ from the world, UN watchdog warns

North Koreans suffer amid ‘creeping apathy’ from the world, UN watchdog warns

Report says sanctions, oppressive border lockdowns push North Koreans to choose between hunger and COVID-19

North Koreans suffer amid ‘creeping apathy’ from the world, UN watchdog warns
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell October 12, 2021
North Korea’s official oil imports tick up but remain far below its needs
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North Korea’s official oil imports tick up but remain far below its needs

Sanctions and the pandemic have battered imports of refined petroleum, but smuggling may cover part of the gap

North Korea’s official oil imports tick up but remain far below its needs
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell October 6, 2021
North Korea in September 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in September 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from September 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021

North Korea in September 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro October 1, 2021
North Korea-China trade may be on the up and up, says South Korean association
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North Korea-China trade may be on the up and up, says South Korean association

Trade group says some DPRK factories are seeing pre-pandemic demand levels, though COVID still a limiting factor

North Korea-China trade may be on the up and up, says South Korean association
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell October 1, 2021
NK Pro briefing: Why satellite imagery plays a critical role in DPRK research
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NK Pro briefing: Why satellite imagery plays a critical role in DPRK research

Andrew Brockfield and Colin Zwirko discuss how satellites help track everything from flooding to sanctions breaches

NK Pro briefing: Why satellite imagery plays a critical role in DPRK research
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll September 23, 2021
Sanctioned tankers, cargo ships spotted at North Korean port of Nampho
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Sanctioned tankers, cargo ships spotted at North Korean port of Nampho

Their appearance suggests DPRK’s oil trade is ramping up, including by illicit means, amid low official imports

Sanctioned tankers, cargo ships spotted at North Korean port of Nampho
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 23, 2021
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