November 30, 2022


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


Chinese fishing boats avoid North Korean waters after Beijing order, data shows

Boats stay west of the 124th meridian in Yellow Sea after government warns against fights with DPRK counterparts

Ethan JewellEthan JewellNovember 30, 2022

Japan drills missile defense on west coast after DPRK ramps up testing

Country’s defense capabilities still ‘insufficient’ against North Korea’s massive missile arsenal, expert says

Ethan JewellEthan JewellNovember 28, 2022

Scorched Earth: How climate change could send North Korea up in flames

Decades of satellite data reveal devastating impact of wildfires on country ill-equipped to handle rising temperatures

Ethan JewellEthan JewellNovember 21, 2022

North Korea’s food and medicine imports jump as country preps for harsh winter

Influx comes as state media calls for farmers to boost rice production and warns citizens of flu and COVID-19 risks

Ethan JewellEthan JewellNovember 21, 2022

North Korea lost internet shortly before short-range missile test, logs show

Cause of outage unclear, though key network indicators suggest the DPRK couldn’t access external websites either

Ethan JewellEthan Jewell | Nils WeisenseeNovember 18, 2022

North Korea to UN: Politicizing climate action like ‘gambling’ with world’s fate

Official takes aim at major polluters at COP27 as DPRK seeks to combat rising temperatures and obtain development help

Ethan JewellEthan JewellNovember 17, 2022

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

Ethan JewellEthan JewellNovember 16, 2022

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

Ethan JewellEthan JewellNovember 15, 2022

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

Ethan JewellEthan Jewell | Ifang BremerNovember 11, 2022

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

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