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Project Sandstone Report 1: The Jie Shun Incident

James Byrne and Tom Plant
Other Publications, 6 February 2019
China, Project Sandstone, North Korea
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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James Byrne
Research Fellow

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

Tom Plant
Director, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy

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