May 22, 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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Moscow’s new visa decree makes future North Korea travel even more difficult

Moscow’s new visa decree makes future North Korea travel even more difficult

While aimed at journalists and officials, new order also gives Russia a freer hand to deny entry to ‘unfriendly’ foreign

Moscow’s new visa decree makes future North Korea travel even more difficult
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Ethan Jewell April 6, 2022
Heavy ice chills North Korean coal exports, but oil imports hold steady: Imagery
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Heavy ice chills North Korean coal exports, but oil imports hold steady: Imagery

Overall traffic at Nampho fuel depots appears to dip in winter as sea navigation becomes more challenging

Heavy ice chills North Korean coal exports, but oil imports hold steady: Imagery
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell April 4, 2022
North Korean hackers spread malware-laced crypto wallet, security firm says
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North Korean hackers spread malware-laced crypto wallet, security firm says

DPRK-backed Lazarus Group increasingly taking advantage of ‘revolutionary’ new fintech, experts tell NK Pro

North Korean hackers spread malware-laced crypto wallet, security firm says
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Ethan Jewell April 1, 2022
North Korea’s largest port sees unusual uptick in ship broadcasts

North Korea’s largest port sees unusual uptick in ship broadcasts

DPRK-linked ships rarely reveal their locations so openly in order to conceal illicit activities

North Korea’s largest port sees unusual uptick in ship broadcasts
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell March 30, 2022
North Korea to co-host first international trade fair since start of pandemic

North Korea to co-host first international trade fair since start of pandemic

Virtual and in-person event could inject new life into DPRK-Chinese trade ties, Seoul-based trade group says

North Korea to co-host first international trade fair since start of pandemic
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Ethan Jewell March 29, 2022
US pursues new sanctions as Security Council fails to condemn DPRK missile test

US pursues new sanctions as Security Council fails to condemn DPRK missile test

Unclear if North Korea will face UN penalties for intercontinental ballistic missile test as China, Russia blame US

US pursues new sanctions as Security Council fails to condemn DPRK missile test
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell March 26, 2022
North Korean hackers exploit vulnerability in Google Chrome to spread malware
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North Korean hackers exploit vulnerability in Google Chrome to spread malware

Google analysts say two Pyongyang-backed cyber groups behind attacks against media, IT, fintech and other industries

North Korean hackers exploit vulnerability in Google Chrome to spread malware
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell March 25, 2022
North Korean, Russian officials talk ties amid ‘changes’ in world order: Moscow

North Korean, Russian officials talk ties amid ‘changes’ in world order: Moscow

Latest meeting may suggest deepening ties but expert says sanctions against Russia make concrete collaboration difficult

North Korean, Russian officials talk ties amid ‘changes’ in world order: Moscow
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell March 23, 2022
Kim Jong Un sends condolences to Chinese president over tragic airliner crash

Kim Jong Un sends condolences to Chinese president over tragic airliner crash

North Korean leader expresses ‘deep sympathy’ in letter after Chinese plane goes down with 132 onboard

Kim Jong Un sends condolences to Chinese president over tragic airliner crash
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell March 22, 2022
North Korea-linked oil tanker awaits fate at South Korean scrapyard
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North Korea-linked oil tanker awaits fate at South Korean scrapyard

Shun Fa tanker implicated in smuggling rings set to be scrapped, after ROK authorities detained it in Busan last year

North Korea-linked oil tanker awaits fate at South Korean scrapyard
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell March 22, 2022
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