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Coronavirus is Idling North Korea's Ships, Achieving What Sanctions Could Not

In The News, 26 March 2020
Project Sandstone, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, North Korea
According to a satellite-image analysis published Thursday by the Royal United Services Institute, a London-based research organization, and a review of additional satellite imagery by The New York Times, many North Korean commercial vessels that once carried sanctioned material to and from China — or transferred them illicitly ship-to-ship at sea — are now idled in their home ports.