May 22, 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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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
North Korea voices support for Russia’s annexation of Ukrainian territory

North Korea voices support for Russia’s annexation of Ukrainian territory

Foreign ministry accuses UN of harboring ‘gangster-like double standards’ after vote to condemn Moscow fails

North Korea voices support for Russia’s annexation of Ukrainian territory
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Ethan Jewell | Ifang Bremer October 4, 2022
US company fined $115k for sending gift cards, other goods to North Korea

US company fined $115k for sending gift cards, other goods to North Korea

Treasury says Tango Cards faced nearly $10m in fines, but disclosed the violations and cooperated with authorities

US company fined $115k for sending gift cards, other goods to North Korea
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Ethan Jewell October 3, 2022
North Korea launches two short-range ballistic missiles into East Sea: JCS

North Korea launches two short-range ballistic missiles into East Sea: JCS

Missile launches mark the DPRK’s fourth testing event in the past week

North Korea launches two short-range ballistic missiles into East Sea: JCS
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Ethan Jewell | Jeongmin Kim October 1, 2022
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