On November 16, 2021, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) will partner with C4ADS to present a webinar on How Vessel Identity Laundering Facilitates North Korea’s Maritime Sanctions Evasion.
Despite the international community’s efforts to sanction North Korea for its development of weapons of mass destruction, North Korea has proved adept at evading such restrictions, especially those aimed at capping the country’s ability to import refined petroleum products. Satellite imagery, in tandem with ship-tracking data, is an essential tool for documenting and monitoring North Korea’s illicit procurement networks, as seen in UN Panel of Experts reports and explosive reporting from the New York Times. This session will explore specific instances where satellite imagery was critical to uncovering North Korea’s ever-evolving sanctions evasion tactics.
This is the Q&A portion of the above webinar.