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Legal Barriers to the North Korea-Russia Arms Trade – and the Loophole That Could Allow it to Expand 

Legal Barriers to the North Korea-Russia Arms Trade – and the Loophole That Could Allow it to Expand 

By A. B. Abrams
The significant benefits that both Russia and North Korea have to gain by expanding their arms trade provides strong incentives to explore means of circumventing the U.N. sanctions regime. 

Russian Foreign Minister Visits North Korea After Reported Weapons Transfer

Russian Foreign Minister Visits North Korea After Reported Weapons Transfer

By Associated Press
A trip to Pyongyang by Sergey Lavrov continues the flurry of North Korea-Russia exchanges.
What Do North Korea and Russia Want From Each Other?

What Do North Korea and Russia Want From Each Other?

By Hyung-jin Kim and Kim Tong-hyung
Kim Jong Un is in Russia, his first foreign destination since the pandemic started. What will be on the agenda when he meets with Putin?

North Korea Ramps up Arms Sales to Russia, Iran, Syria, and Others

North Korea Ramps up Arms Sales to Russia, Iran, Syria, and Others

By Seulkee Jang
Pyongyang is selling older weapons in its existing stocks to overseas customers as it replaces the Korean People’s Army’s stockpiles with new weapons.

Will Russia Commit to North Korea Connections?

Will Russia Commit to North Korea Connections?

By Grant W. Turner
Amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Moscow and Pyongyang have bolstered trade, energy, and security cooperation. Will Russia commit to the infrastructure links necessary to cement that trend?

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Why Is North Korea Supporting Russia on Ukraine?

Why Is North Korea Supporting Russia on Ukraine?

By Mitch Shin
In her latest statement, Kim Yo Jong blamed the United States for “escalating the war” by sending tanks to Ukraine.  

Is North Korea Producing Munitions for Export to Russia?

Is North Korea Producing Munitions for Export to Russia?

By Seulkee Jang
A recent order called on factories to produce a variety of shells, including grenades, rockets, and anti-aircraft shells, while forgoing preparations for long-term storage.
North Korea Denies Sending Arms to Russia Amid Ukraine War

North Korea Denies Sending Arms to Russia Amid Ukraine War

By Kim Tong-Hyung
“We have never exported weapons or ammunition to Russia before and we will not plan to export them,” state media quoted a North Korean official as saying.

Why Would Russia Buy North Korean Weapons?

Why Would Russia Buy North Korean Weapons?

By Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Tong-Hyung
Pyongyang reportedly intends to sell millions of rockets and artillery shells to Moscow.

Uganda: North Korea’s African Ally

Uganda: North Korea’s African Ally

By R. Maxwell Bone
A decades-long relationship continues to flourish, despite increasing pressure from UN sanctions.

North Korea's Military Partners in the Horn of Africa

North Korea's Military Partners in the Horn of Africa

By Samuel Ramani
Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia maintain covert military ties with Pyongyang, despite UN sanctions.
Why Did the UAE Purchase Weapons From North Korea?

Why Did the UAE Purchase Weapons From North Korea?

By Samuel Ramani
Why a U.S. Gulf ally maintains a covert military trade with Pyongyang.

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