Project Sandstone Report 7: The Billion-Dollar Border Town: North Korea's Trade Networks in Dandong (Part 1)


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This report analyses North Korea's trade networks in Dandong and the role these have played in the country's ongoing attempts to evade multilateral and unilateral sanctions regimes.

The seventh report in RUSI's Project Sandstone series makes clear the critical role that the city of Dandong has played for North Korea. Faced with a variety of sanctions that seek to restrict North Korea's access to the international financial, trading and shipping systems, the border city of Dandong effectively acts as a hub through which these can be circumvented.

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James Byrne

Director, OSIA

Open-Source Intelligence and Analysis (OSIA)

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