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Why Is North Korea Supporting Russia on Ukraine?
January 30, 2023

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?
December 01, 2022

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
September 22, 2022

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?
September 08, 2022

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
October 30, 2019

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
January 06, 2018

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?
August 08, 2017

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.
Why Did North Korea Just Threaten Israel?
May 03, 2017

Why Did North Korea Just Threaten Israel?

By Samuel Ramani
The recent spat stems from decades of bad blood during the Cold War.

The Myth of a 'Special' North Korea-Iran Relationship
March 31, 2017

The Myth of a 'Special' North Korea-Iran Relationship

By Luciano Arvin
Iran-North Korea relations aren't as deep or important as Western observers sometimes assume.

The North Korea-Cuba Connection
June 07, 2016

The North Korea-Cuba Connection

By Samuel Ramani
Havana’s continued cooperation with Pyongyang is an alarming blow to the normalization process.

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