August 16, 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 envoy joins ASEAN forum, meets ROK foreign minister

North Korean envoy joins ASEAN forum, meets ROK foreign minister

Brief encounter is first between North and South Korean diplomats since Yoon Suk-yeol took office

North Korean envoy joins ASEAN forum, meets ROK foreign minister
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Ethan Jewell August 5, 2022
Chinese ships loiter near site of ship-to-ship transfers in North Korean waters
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Chinese ships loiter near site of ship-to-ship transfers in North Korean waters

Activity appears far from usual transfer sites, while anomalies in at least two ships’ broadcasts point to tampering

Chinese ships loiter near site of ship-to-ship transfers in North Korean waters
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Ethan Jewell August 4, 2022
North Koreans pose as software developers to infiltrate tech companies: Report
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North Koreans pose as software developers to infiltrate tech companies: Report

Cybersecurity firm says ‘DPRK personas’ appeared to apply for cryptocurrency jobs in effort to raise funds for regime

North Koreans pose as software developers to infiltrate tech companies: Report
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Ethan Jewell August 3, 2022
UNICEF aid reaches North Korean capital after almost two-year delay

UNICEF aid reaches North Korean capital after almost two-year delay

Humanitarian organizations say DPRK’s border restrictions have held up shipments of key assistance throughout pandemic

UNICEF aid reaches North Korean capital after almost two-year delay
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Ethan Jewell August 3, 2022
UN nonproliferation conference won’t curtail North Korean nukes: Experts

UN nonproliferation conference won’t curtail North Korean nukes: Experts

First nuclear treaty review in 12 years has other issues to address amid uncertainty during Ukraine war, experts say

UN nonproliferation conference won’t curtail North Korean nukes: Experts
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Ethan Jewell August 2, 2022
North Korean hackers deploy malicious browser extension against DPRK watchers
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North Korean hackers deploy malicious browser extension against DPRK watchers

Kimsuky-linked attacks target email data rather than login credentials, making them harder to detect, expert says

North Korean hackers deploy malicious browser extension against DPRK watchers
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell July 29, 2022
Cyberattacks furnish third of funds for North Korean missiles: US official
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Cyberattacks furnish third of funds for North Korean missiles: US official

2022 on pace to be most lucrative year on record for DPRK hackers, as experts say Pyongyang outpacing US countermeasures

Cyberattacks furnish third of funds for North Korean missiles: US official
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Ethan Jewell July 29, 2022
North Korea’s economy contracts for second straight year, ROK central bank says

North Korea’s economy contracts for second straight year, ROK central bank says

Bank of Korea estimates 0.1% contraction as COVID, economic mismanagement and sanctions weigh on the economy

North Korea’s economy contracts for second straight year, ROK central bank says
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Ethan Jewell July 28, 2022
First stop, North Korea: Chinese ship makes apparent maiden voyage to Nampho
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First stop, North Korea: Chinese ship makes apparent maiden voyage to Nampho

Lack of history and registration raises possibility Pyongyang has acquired vessel or that it’s using cover identity

First stop, North Korea: Chinese ship makes apparent maiden voyage to Nampho
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Ethan Jewell July 27, 2022
North Korea flexes foreign networks to acquire new cargo ship: Investigation
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North Korea flexes foreign networks to acquire new cargo ship: Investigation

Latest purchase to bolster merchant fleet once again demonstrates DPRK’s ability to evade UN sanctions, expert says

North Korea flexes foreign networks to acquire new cargo ship: Investigation
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Ethan Jewell July 26, 2022
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