September 17, 2021

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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

News

North Korea-linked account poses as KBS scriptwriter to dupe DPRK watchers

Findings suggest a single attacker or group is behind a spate of recent phishing attacks

Ethan JewellEthan Jewell | Jeongmin KimSeptember 14, 2021
NK PRO
News

Chinese firm boasts of business and connections with North Korean entities

Firm allegedly helped DPRK acquire point of sale devices that experts say could strengthen state control over economy

Ethan JewellEthan JewellSeptember 10, 2021
NK PRO
Analysis

One of North Korea’s dirtiest businesses may be back amid border lockdown

Ships loaded with coal on the Taedong River could signal a rebound in illicit coal exports, says U.N. member state

Ethan JewellEthan JewellSeptember 9, 2021
NK PRO
Analysis

Identity theft: Sanctioned North Korean ship poses as clean tanker

UN report details complex identity swap scheme to evade sanctions using physical modifications and falsified documents

Ethan JewellEthan JewellSeptember 6, 2021
NK PRO
Analysis

North Korea acquires two oil tankers through Chinese brokers: UN report

The acquisitions may enhance DPRK’s ability to import refined petroleum or replace aging tankers, expert says

Ethan JewellEthan JewellSeptember 2, 2021