May 23, 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 Korea’s fertilizer imports remain unusually low ahead of planting seasons
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North Korea’s fertilizer imports remain unusually low ahead of planting seasons

Trade data also shows soap and other surface cleaner imports hit record highs amid short-lived trade reopening

North Korea’s fertilizer imports remain unusually low ahead of planting seasons
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell May 20, 2022
North Korean hackers weaponize COVID outbreak in latest cyber attack

North Korean hackers weaponize COVID outbreak in latest cyber attack

DPRK-linked Kimsuky group spreads fake press releases containing malicious code, cybersecurity firm says

North Korean hackers weaponize COVID outbreak in latest cyber attack
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell May 19, 2022
North Korean imports hit COVID-era high, but reversal could be soon to follow

North Korean imports hit COVID-era high, but reversal could be soon to follow

The rapid spread of omicron in the country threatens to upend increasing bilateral trade

North Korean imports hit COVID-era high, but reversal could be soon to follow
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell May 18, 2022
Five people indicted after 10-year investigation into North Korean bank hack

Five people indicted after 10-year investigation into North Korean bank hack

Defendants met DPRK agent in 2011 and received instructions to collect secret information, South Korean prosecutors say

Five people indicted after 10-year investigation into North Korean bank hack
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Ethan Jewell | Jeongmin Kim May 18, 2022
North Korean tech workers raising funds for weapons programs, US says

North Korean tech workers raising funds for weapons programs, US says

DPRK citizens continue to work abroad years after UN sanctions banned their employment

North Korean tech workers raising funds for weapons programs, US says
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell May 18, 2022
North Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak by the numbers

North Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak by the numbers

Official statistics paint bleak, if uneven, picture of mass outbreak inside the country

North Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak by the numbers
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell May 16, 2022
Pyongyang’s COVID negligence could spell disaster for its most vulnerable
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Pyongyang’s COVID negligence could spell disaster for its most vulnerable

North Korea’s malnourished, unvaccinated population makes it extremely vulnerable to the virus, experts say

Pyongyang’s COVID negligence could spell disaster for its most vulnerable
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell May 13, 2022
China and Russia block UN condemnation of latest North Korea missile tests

China and Russia block UN condemnation of latest North Korea missile tests

Chinese ambassador tells the US to drop false belief in the ‘magical powers of sanctions’

China and Russia block UN condemnation of latest North Korea missile tests
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell May 12, 2022
South Korea boasts of new radar technology, citing ‘increasing’ missile threats

South Korea boasts of new radar technology, citing ‘increasing’ missile threats

Advanced radar technology bolsters South Korea’s missile defense system and reduces reliance on US

South Korea boasts of new radar technology, citing ‘increasing’ missile threats
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell May 11, 2022
US judge approves extradition of American who raided DPRK embassy in Spain

US judge approves extradition of American who raided DPRK embassy in Spain

Christopher Ahn is now one step closer to extradition to Madrid, but higher court could still intervene

US judge approves extradition of American who raided DPRK embassy in Spain
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Ethan Jewell May 10, 2022
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