February 25, 2024


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.


North Korean hackers look to steal tech with military applications: Symantec

Cybersecurity firm says DPRK’s Stonefly group used the powerful Log4j exploit against unnamed engineering firm

Ethan JewellEthan JewellApril 29, 2022

North Korea may have more mobile launchers for its ICBMs than previously known

Expert cautions Pyongyang may be misleading observers about its fleet of transporter erector launchers, however

Ethan JewellEthan JewellApril 27, 2022
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Expert roundup: What’s the message behind Kim Jong Un’s latest military parade?

Experts eye Kim’s nuclear remarks with concern as new South Korean president prepares to take office

Ethan JewellEthan Jewell | Ifang BremerApril 27, 2022

Australian company to pay $6 million in connection to years-long sanctions case

North Korea sanctions violated thousands of times by Toll Holdings, Ltd., US Treasury says

Ethan JewellEthan JewellApril 26, 2022

US indicts Spanish aristocrat, British crypto expert for aiding North Korea

Alejandro Cao de Benos and Christopher Emms allegedly helped American crypto guru Virgil Griffith gain access to DPRK

Ethan JewellEthan JewellApril 26, 2022

Kim Jong Un: Nuclear forces are for more than just preventing war

North Korean leader says the country’s nukes serve a “secondary purpose” if the country’s core interests are threatened

Chaewon ChungChaewon Chung | Ethan JewellApril 26, 2022

North Korea moves illicit crypto as authorities struggle to keep up

DPRK-linked ethereum account moved $100 million within 48 hours of sanctions designation, blockchain analysis shows

Ethan JewellEthan JewellApril 25, 2022

US’ top North Korea envoy makes the rounds in Seoul

Sung Kim’s meetings with current and future ROK officials come just weeks before new conservative president takes power

Chaewon ChungChaewon Chung | Ethan JewellApril 22, 2022

One of North Korea’s largest cargo ships unloads illicit coal in China: Imagery

Apparent delivery comes as North Korea’s primary seaport sees increased activity in recent weeks

Ethan JewellEthan JewellApril 21, 2022

North Korea’s on-year fertilizer imports see major dip ahead of planting season

State media recently called on people to make fertilizer ‘by their own strength,’ an apparent euphemism for human waste

Ethan JewellEthan JewellApril 20, 2022
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