December 06, 2022

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Ethan Jewell

Ethan Jewell is a Seoul-based correspondent for NK News focused on sanctions, trade and maritime issues. He previously worked as an investigations and intelligence specialist for Pinkerton Comprehensive Risk Management and as a research intern for the Brookings Institution's Center for East Asia Policy Studies. Follow Ethan on Twitter @EthanJewell

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North Korean spyware campaign more potent than previously thought: Researchers
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North Korean spyware campaign more potent than previously thought: Researchers

Bluelight backdoor paved the way for Dolphin malware to exfiltrate victims’ information through Google cloud services

North Korean spyware campaign more potent than previously thought: Researchers
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Ethan Jewell December 2, 2022
US and allies slap new sanctions on North Koreans linked to weapons programs

US and allies slap new sanctions on North Koreans linked to weapons programs

Allies embrace ‘coordinated approach’ to DPRK sanctions after chronic Security Council inaction, expert says

US and allies slap new sanctions on North Koreans linked to weapons programs
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Ethan Jewell December 2, 2022
US to unveil new North Korea sanctions amid continued deadlock at the UN

US to unveil new North Korea sanctions amid continued deadlock at the UN

More sanctions unlikely to deter Pyongyang from testing nuclear-capable weapons, expert says

US to unveil new North Korea sanctions amid continued deadlock at the UN
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Ethan Jewell December 1, 2022
Chinese fishing boats avoid North Korean waters after Beijing order, data shows
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Chinese fishing boats avoid North Korean waters after Beijing order, data shows

Boats stay west of the 124th meridian in Yellow Sea after government warns against fights with DPRK counterparts

Chinese fishing boats avoid North Korean waters after Beijing order, data shows
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Ethan Jewell November 30, 2022
Japan drills missile defense on west coast after DPRK ramps up testing

Japan drills missile defense on west coast after DPRK ramps up testing

Country’s defense capabilities still ‘insufficient’ against North Korea’s massive missile arsenal, expert says

Japan drills missile defense on west coast after DPRK ramps up testing
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Ethan Jewell November 28, 2022
Scorched Earth: How climate change could send North Korea up in flames
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Scorched Earth: How climate change could send North Korea up in flames

Decades of satellite data reveal devastating impact of wildfires on country ill-equipped to handle rising temperatures

Scorched Earth: How climate change could send North Korea up in flames
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Ethan Jewell November 21, 2022
North Korea’s food and medicine imports jump as country preps for harsh winter
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North Korea’s food and medicine imports jump as country preps for harsh winter

Influx comes as state media calls for farmers to boost rice production and warns citizens of flu and COVID-19 risks

North Korea’s food and medicine imports jump as country preps for harsh winter
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Ethan Jewell November 21, 2022
North Korea lost internet shortly before short-range missile test, logs show
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North Korea lost internet shortly before short-range missile test, logs show

Cause of outage unclear, though key network indicators suggest the DPRK couldn’t access external websites either

North Korea lost internet shortly before short-range missile test, logs show
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Ethan Jewell | Nils Weisensee November 18, 2022
North Korea to UN: Politicizing climate action like ‘gambling’ with world’s fate

North Korea to UN: Politicizing climate action like ‘gambling’ with world’s fate

Official takes aim at major polluters at COP27 as DPRK seeks to combat rising temperatures and obtain development help

North Korea to UN: Politicizing climate action like ‘gambling’ with world’s fate
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Ethan Jewell November 17, 2022
North Korea the world’s most corrupt country for 3rd straight year: Report

North Korea the world’s most corrupt country for 3rd straight year: Report

Kim Jong Un’s anti-corruption drives more about securing his own power rather than draining the swamp, expert says

North Korea the world’s most corrupt country for 3rd straight year: Report
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Ethan Jewell November 16, 2022
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