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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Justice Department scraps Trump-era China program, expands focus to North Korea

Justice Department scraps Trump-era China program, expands focus to North Korea

US prosecutor says new policy will target DPRK cyber threats and ‘nefarious activity’ by ‘hostile’ states

Justice Department scraps Trump-era China program, expands focus to North Korea
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell February 24, 2022
Technical disputes over North Korea sanctions violations return in UN report

Technical disputes over North Korea sanctions violations return in UN report

Different interpretations of UN resolutions create space for countries to trade possibly banned goods with Pyongyang

Technical disputes over North Korea sanctions violations return in UN report
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell February 23, 2022
Coal, ships and steel: New Hong Kong company flouts DPRK sanctions, report says
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Coal, ships and steel: New Hong Kong company flouts DPRK sanctions, report says

Firm’s murky origins and alleged dealings fit the bill of Pyongyang’s usual cast of overseas collaborators

Coal, ships and steel: New Hong Kong company flouts DPRK sanctions, report says
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell February 22, 2022
Kim Jong Un attends groundbreaking ceremony for veggie greenhouse megaproject

Kim Jong Un attends groundbreaking ceremony for veggie greenhouse megaproject

Latest effort to solve food shortages in North Korea overlooks incentives for farmers, says expert

Kim Jong Un attends groundbreaking ceremony for veggie greenhouse megaproject
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell February 19, 2022
US appoints first cryptocurrency crime czar as North Korean cybertheft ramps up

US appoints first cryptocurrency crime czar as North Korean cybertheft ramps up

Washington on the right track but it’s unlikely able to reclaim stolen crypto from DPRK-linked groups, experts say

US appoints first cryptocurrency crime czar as North Korean cybertheft ramps up
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell February 18, 2022
North Korea deploys ‘sophisticated’ techniques to launder cryptocurrency: Report

North Korea deploys ‘sophisticated’ techniques to launder cryptocurrency: Report

DPRK-linked cyber criminals are taking advantage of novel fintech platforms to circumvent regulation, report says

North Korea deploys ‘sophisticated’ techniques to launder cryptocurrency: Report
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell February 17, 2022
US blacklists Chinese firm suspected of violating sanctions against North Korea

US blacklists Chinese firm suspected of violating sanctions against North Korea

New export controls apply to Chinese manufacturer of specialized metallic powder used in ballistic missiles

US blacklists Chinese firm suspected of violating sanctions against North Korea
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell February 16, 2022
North Korean spy ran hotels, casinos and travel agency in Cambodia: UN report

North Korean spy ran hotels, casinos and travel agency in Cambodia: UN report

Expert says Cambodia has been a ‘gold mine’ for North Korean operatives looking to set up shop

North Korean spy ran hotels, casinos and travel agency in Cambodia: UN report
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell February 15, 2022
Why the rise of AI and space radar is bad news for North Korean smugglers

Why the rise of AI and space radar is bad news for North Korean smugglers

Advances in artificial intelligence make it possible to detect illicit activity from space, even in the dead of night

Why the rise of AI and space radar is bad news for North Korean smugglers
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell February 15, 2022
Report alleges Taiwanese firm helped smuggle illicit oil into North Korea
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Report alleges Taiwanese firm helped smuggle illicit oil into North Korea

UN experts say firm puppeteered phony shell companies to funnel oil and cash to and from Pyongyang

Report alleges Taiwanese firm helped smuggle illicit oil into North Korea
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell February 11, 2022
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