August 16, 2022

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 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

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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

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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

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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

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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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News

North Korean hackers deploy malicious browser extension against DPRK watchers

Kimsuky-linked attacks target email data rather than login credentials, making them harder to detect, expert says

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News

Cyberattacks furnish third of funds for North Korean missiles: US official

2022 on pace to be most lucrative year on record for DPRK hackers, as experts say Pyongyang outpacing US countermeasures

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News

North Korea’s economy contracts for second straight year, ROK central bank says

Bank of Korea estimates 0.1% contraction as COVID, economic mismanagement and sanctions weigh on the economy

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News

First stop, North Korea: Chinese ship makes apparent maiden voyage to Nampho

Lack of history and registration raises possibility Pyongyang has acquired vessel or that it’s using cover identity

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News

North Korea flexes foreign networks to acquire new cargo ship: Investigation

Latest purchase to bolster merchant fleet once again demonstrates DPRK’s ability to evade UN sanctions, expert says

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