Project Sandstone Report 1: The Jie Shun Incident

This report examines potential connections between Chinese state-owned enterprises and the North Korean arms trade.

The first in the series published under RUSI’s Project Sandstone, this report examines in greater detail the networks behind the Cambodian-flagged cargo ship was discovered with a large cache of North Korean munitions hidden underneath a cargo of sanctioned iron ore in 2016.

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