October 29, 2022
Whatever Path US Diplomacy Takes, Sanctions on North Korea Are Here to Stay
By Aaron Arnold
Washington might be looking for a course correction on engagement with North Korea, but don’t expect any change to sanctions policy.
November 04, 2021
China, Russia Urge UNSC to End Key Sanctions on North Korea
By Edith M. Lederer
China and Russia cited humanitarian reasons in arguing for sanctions relief, but their proposal faces an uphill battle.
July 24, 2021
North Korean Oil Tanker Stops in Chinese Port in the First Recorded Visit Since 2017
By Leo Byrne
It’s the first time since tight U.N. sanctions on the North’s oil imports went into effect that Pyongyang has openly sent a tanker to China.
April 27, 2021
North Korea’s Oil Procurement Networks
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Lucas Kuo.
January 30, 2020
German Court Rules Against Berlin Hostel at North Korean Embassy
By Associated Press
Judges said city authorities had no choice but to close the hostel as North Korea “represents a threat to world peace.”
January 04, 2020
How North Korea Uses ‘Students’ and ‘Trainees’ Overseas to Bypass UN Sanctions
By Tae-jun Kang
A deadline for recalling North Korean workers has passed, but some have stayed or returned abroad by simply changing their visa type.
November 21, 2019
The Trouble With Resuming Mount Kumgang Tourism
By Saeme Kim
Pyongyang’s move to demolish South Korean facilities has Seoul in a bind, but jumping to restart cooperation would be unwise.
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.
September 01, 2019
How North Korea Skirts Sanctions at Sea
By Cameron Trainer
As sanctions tighten, North Korea’s efforts at evasion intensify.
June 19, 2019
Russia, China Block UN From Saying North Korea Violated Sanctions
By Edith M. Lederer
Moscow and Beijing blocked a U.S. request to declare that North Korea violated the cap on imports of refined petroleum.
April 26, 2019
Takeaways From the Long-Awaited Russia-North Korea Summit
By Anna Kireeva and Liudmila Zakharova
Russia is moving to assert its diplomatic, strategic, and economic interests on the Korean Peninsula.
February 25, 2019
How to Handle Sanctions Relief With North Korea
By Troy Stangarone
When Donald Trump meets Kim Jong Un in Vietnam should he give North Korea what it wants – sanctions relief?