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

China-North Korea trade fair much smaller than past years amid virus concerns

North Korean companies promote yogurt, cigarettes and beer in first trade show since 2019

Ethan JewellEthan JewellMay 6, 2022
News

China broadens lockdowns in Dandong, hub city for trade with North Korea

Restrictions come days after China and DPRK halted overland trade, with no timetable to resume

Ethan JewellEthan JewellMay 6, 2022
Analysis

Chinese ship makes first known voyage to DPRK, flaunting maritime conventions

Voyage marks rare appearance of a foreign-flagged ship outside a North Korean port since start of COVID-19 pandemic

Ethan JewellEthan JewellMay 5, 2022
News

US doesn’t exclude more missile defense in South Korea after North’s latest test

Washington condemns Wednesday’s ballistic missile launch from Pyongyang as violation of UN Security Council resolutions

Ethan JewellEthan JewellMay 5, 2022
News

US and South Korea to kick off air force drills on eve of Yoon inauguration

North Korea has slammed air drills between the two allies as part of a “preemptive” strike plan against Pyongyang

Ethan JewellEthan JewellMay 4, 2022
News

US to ‘move forward’ with new UN sanctions on North Korea this month: US envoy

Resolution expected to further constrain DPRK fuel trade but will likely run up against Chinese and Russia vetoes

Ethan JewellEthan JewellMay 4, 2022
News

Fishers seek out North Korean waters ahead of Chinese fishing ban

Experts worry illegal Chinese fishing harms regional fish stocks and supplies Pyongyang with illicit funds

Ethan JewellEthan JewellMay 3, 2022
News

Two South Koreans arrested for helping Pyongyang steal ‘military secrets’

North Korean spy paid the two over $600,000 in bitcoin to hack military command and control systems, police say

Ethan JewellEthan Jewell | Jeongmin KimMay 2, 2022
News

North Korea and China suspend rail trade amid COVID-19 concerns

Reversal comes just months after China and North Korea agreed to restart rail freight to bolster bilateral trade

Ethan JewellEthan JewellApril 30, 2022
What If?

What if North Korea’s vessels become significantly harder to track?

China’s data privacy laws and friction with the West may soon make ship tracking information hard to come by in Asia

Ethan JewellEthan JewellApril 29, 2022
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