February 27, 2024

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ethan Jewell

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.

News

Chinese trader hawks North Korean food and spirits at new import exhibition

New initiative represents significant downscaling from pre-COVID ambitions for greater economic cooperation

Ethan JewellEthan JewellAugust 10, 2022
News

US sanctions crypto mixer for helping North Korea launder stolen funds

Tornado Cash has been a key enabler for some of DPRK’s largest cyber heists to date, Treasury Department says

Ethan JewellEthan JewellAugust 9, 2022
News

North Korean hackers modify tactics after Microsoft Office update: Analyst

Recent phishing attacks show DPRK cyber actors shifting away from Word documents after Microsoft nerfs feature

Ethan JewellEthan JewellAugust 8, 2022
News

North Korea’s official oil imports hit zero in May amid COVID-19 outbreak

But imagery tells different story, as expert says Nampho has received at least 30 oil deliveries from China this year

Ethan JewellEthan JewellAugust 5, 2022
News

China following ‘example of North Korea’ with risky missile launches: Taipei

Crisis in Taiwan Strait could aggravate regional security and impede cooperation over DPRK nuclear issue, experts say

Ethan JewellEthan JewellAugust 5, 2022
News

North Korean envoy joins ASEAN forum, meets ROK foreign minister

Brief encounter is first between North and South Korean diplomats since Yoon Suk-yeol took office

Ethan JewellEthan JewellAugust 5, 2022
Analysis

Chinese ships loiter near site of ship-to-ship transfers in North Korean waters

Activity appears far from usual transfer sites, while anomalies in at least two ships’ broadcasts point to tampering

Ethan JewellEthan JewellAugust 4, 2022
News

North Koreans pose as software developers to infiltrate tech companies: Report

Cybersecurity firm says ‘DPRK personas’ appeared to apply for cryptocurrency jobs in effort to raise funds for regime

Ethan JewellEthan JewellAugust 3, 2022
News

UNICEF aid reaches North Korean capital after almost two-year delay

Humanitarian organizations say DPRK’s border restrictions have held up shipments of key assistance throughout pandemic

Ethan JewellEthan JewellAugust 3, 2022
Analysis

UN nonproliferation conference won’t curtail North Korean nukes: Experts

First nuclear treaty review in 12 years has other issues to address amid uncertainty during Ukraine war, experts say

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