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Project Sandstone 3: On the Trail of the Tae Yang: AIS Spoofing and North Korean Coal Smuggling

Catherine Dill, Cameron Trainer, Joseph Byrne, Gary Somerville and James Byrne
Other Publications, 26 June 2019
Project Sandstone, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, North Korea, Global Security Issues, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy
This report examines how the Tae Yang has used sophisticated measures to avoid being tracked, possibly to conduct activities that contravene UN sanctions.

The third in the series published under RUSI’s Project Sandstone, this report uncovers a series of identites used by the Tae Yang to mask its activity.

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James Byrne
Senior Research Fellow

James Byrne is a Senior Research Fellow at RUSI’s Proliferation and Nuclear Policy programme. His research interests include North Korea... read more

Catherine Dill
Associate Fellow

Catherine Dill is a Senior Research Associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Middlebury... read more

Joe Byrne
Research Analyst

Joe Byrne is a Research Analyst at RUSI’s Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Team. His research interests include Open Source... read more

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