December 10, 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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US strategic bombers land in Guam after series of North Korean missile tests

US strategic bombers land in Guam after series of North Korean missile tests

Pentagon says B-1Bs 'send a message' to deter provocations, in second known deployment to region this year

US strategic bombers land in Guam after series of North Korean missile tests
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Ethan Jewell October 21, 2022
Japan sanctions 5 North Korean companies, following US and South Korea’s lead

Japan sanctions 5 North Korean companies, following US and South Korea’s lead

Measures signal US and allies are coordinating on unilateral sanctions amid UN Security Council deadlock, expert says

Japan sanctions 5 North Korean companies, following US and South Korea’s lead
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Ethan Jewell | Ifang Bremer October 19, 2022
North Korea behind years of cyberattacks against Japanese crypto firms: Tokyo
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North Korea behind years of cyberattacks against Japanese crypto firms: Tokyo

Japanese police say attacks show fingerprints of DPRK-linked Lazarus Group like spear-phishing and social engineering

North Korea behind years of cyberattacks against Japanese crypto firms: Tokyo
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Ethan Jewell October 17, 2022
23 North Korean defectors reach South Korea in third quarter: Seoul

23 North Korean defectors reach South Korea in third quarter: Seoul

Group defection of overseas workers appears to drive slight uptick, though numbers still far below pre-pandemic levels

23 North Korean defectors reach South Korea in third quarter: Seoul
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Ethan Jewell | Ifang Bremer October 13, 2022
Guns and NFTs: UN report spotlights ‘unhindered’ North Korea sanctions evasion

Guns and NFTs: UN report spotlights ‘unhindered’ North Korea sanctions evasion

A roundup of NK News and NK Pro coverage of the Panel of Experts’ findings on fuel smuggling, novel cybercrimes and more

Guns and NFTs: UN report spotlights ‘unhindered’ North Korea sanctions evasion
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Ethan Jewell October 10, 2022
US issues new sanctions in latest crackdown on North Korean fuel imports

US issues new sanctions in latest crackdown on North Korean fuel imports

Designation of two individuals and three companies accused of smuggling oil follows series of recent DPRK missile tests

US issues new sanctions in latest crackdown on North Korean fuel imports
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Ethan Jewell October 8, 2022
Pushing the envelope? Full Trump-Kim letters released but authenticity unclear

Pushing the envelope? Full Trump-Kim letters released but authenticity unclear

South Korean journal provides full text of letters for first time but tells NK News it has never seen original copies

Pushing the envelope? Full Trump-Kim letters released but authenticity unclear
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Ethan Jewell | James Fretwell October 7, 2022
US, ROK conduct naval drills in response to North Korean ‘provocations’: Seoul

US, ROK conduct naval drills in response to North Korean ‘provocations’: Seoul

South Korean military says exercises strengthen allies’ defense posture, after additional DPRK missile tests this week

US, ROK conduct naval drills in response to North Korean ‘provocations’: Seoul
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Ethan Jewell October 7, 2022
North Korean coal smuggling ship reappears after 3 years with stolen identity
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North Korean coal smuggling ship reappears after 3 years with stolen identity

Un Bong 2 appears to follow precedent by again flying Tanzania’s colors when moving illicit coal for Pyongyang

North Korean coal smuggling ship reappears after 3 years with stolen identity
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Ethan Jewell October 6, 2022
US aircraft carrier makes U-turn to peninsula after North Korean missile tests

US aircraft carrier makes U-turn to peninsula after North Korean missile tests

USS Ronald Regans’ surprise return aims to show alliance’s ‘resolute will’ to respond to DPRK ‘provocations,’ Seoul says

US aircraft carrier makes U-turn to peninsula after North Korean missile tests
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Ethan Jewell | Jeongmin Kim October 5, 2022
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