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A Familiar Story: The New UN Report on North Korean Sanctions Implementation

A Familiar Story: The New UN Report on North Korean Sanctions Implementation

Two weeks ago, the United Nations Panel of Experts tasked with monitoring DPRK sanctions implementation, issued its latest annual report. These reports remain essential reading for anyone working on North Korea, nonproliferation or sanctions evasion. Advance coverage in the press focused on the scale, sophistication, and widespread success of [...]

Thanks to the Banks: Counter-Proliferation Finance and the Chinpo Shipping Case

Thanks to the Banks: Counter-Proliferation Finance and the Chinpo Shipping Case

Tan Cheng Hoe had been doing business with North Korea since August 1970. His Singapore-registered companies, Chinpo Shipping Company (Private) Ltd. and Tonghae Shipping Agency (Private) Ltd., offered services relating to North Korean maritime trade, namely the handling and transmission of documentation and organization of supplies or equipment [...]

North Korea’s Friends in Singapore Running Flags of Convenience

North Korea’s Friends in Singapore Running Flags of Convenience

Personal relationships are one of the most under-discussed aspects of nonproliferation and sanctions implementation. Yet understanding them is crucial to both. For decades, North Korea has maintained a close circle of friends in Singapore that have aided the country’s overseas trade. They have marketed North Korean products, secured service [...]

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