Ethan Jewell | NK News
June 24, 2024

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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.

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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
North Korean hackers targeted Ukraine as it fought off Russia’s invasion: Report
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North Korean hackers targeted Ukraine as it fought off Russia’s invasion: Report

Cyber researchers say DPRK likely sought sensitive information for its own gain rather than to aid Kremlin’s war effort

North Korean hackers targeted Ukraine as it fought off Russia’s invasion: Report
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Ethan Jewell November 15, 2022
Prices of imported consumer goods dip in North Korean capital
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Prices of imported consumer goods dip in North Korean capital

Whisky, shampoo, coffee and other goods continue to decline in price as country’s trade with China increases

Prices of imported consumer goods dip in North Korean capital
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Ethan Jewell | Ifang Bremer November 11, 2022
Seoul offers to return remains of presumed North Korean woman found near border

Seoul offers to return remains of presumed North Korean woman found near border

Pyongyang has yet to respond to notice sent Friday about body discovered with badge of DPRK leaders, South Korea says

Seoul offers to return remains of presumed North Korean woman found near border
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Ethan Jewell November 11, 2022
North Korea slams US cyber drills as ploy for ‘hegemony’ through cybersecurity

North Korea slams US cyber drills as ploy for ‘hegemony’ through cybersecurity

Statement comes as DPRK hackers have allegedly stolen hundreds of millions this year to fund its weapons programs

North Korea slams US cyber drills as ploy for ‘hegemony’ through cybersecurity
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 10, 2022
US sanctions North Korean airline officials after record number of missile tests

US sanctions North Korean airline officials after record number of missile tests

Treasury alleges men helped DPRK fund weapons programs, while doubling down on designation of Tornado Cash crypto mixer

US sanctions North Korean airline officials after record number of missile tests
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 9, 2022
Singapore says North Korea sanctions buster in country after US offers bounty

Singapore says North Korea sanctions buster in country after US offers bounty

Police report they were in communication with Washington about Kwek Kee Seng even before US offered $5 million reward

Singapore says North Korea sanctions buster in country after US offers bounty
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 7, 2022
US offers $5M for information on North Korea sanctions buster

US offers $5M for information on North Korea sanctions buster

Authorities seek arrest of Singaporean Kwek Kee Seng for sending illicit fuel to North Korea over several years

US offers $5M for information on North Korea sanctions buster
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 4, 2022
Egypt’s Orascom to receive loan worth $80M from North Korea cell network

Egypt’s Orascom to receive loan worth $80M from North Korea cell network

Firm behind Koryolink has struggled to make money from the project or transfer funds outside the DPRK

Egypt’s Orascom to receive loan worth $80M from North Korea cell network
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Ethan Jewell November 2, 2022
US blacklists man who tried to buy North Korean weapons for ISIS terrorists

US blacklists man who tried to buy North Korean weapons for ISIS terrorists

Attempt was unsuccessful Treasury says, as expert tells NK News that ‘even Pyongyang’ has limits to who it deals with

US blacklists man who tried to buy North Korean weapons for ISIS terrorists
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Ethan Jewell November 2, 2022
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