Great overview from Reuters today about North Korean refugee smuggling networks and how they get cash into, and information out of, North Korea. Aside from a much longer article in April’s The Atlantic, this is one of the better English-language overviews on the subject.

For a case study on how effective these networks can be, please see last year’s posting – Paper Excerpt: Case Study on Using North Korean Defector-run Networks to Monitor Conditions Inside North Korea.