December 10, 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


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

Ethan JewellEthan JewellNovember 11, 2022

North Korea slams US cyber drills as ploy for ‘hegemony’ through cybersecurity

Statement comes as DPRK hackers have allegedly stolen hundreds of millions this year to fund its weapons programs

Ethan JewellEthan JewellNovember 10, 2022

US sanctions North Korean airline officials after record number of missile tests

Treasury alleges men helped DPRK fund weapons programs, while doubling down on designation of Tornado Cash crypto mixer

Ethan JewellEthan JewellNovember 9, 2022

Singapore says North Korea sanctions buster in country after US offers bounty

Police report they were in communication with Washington about Kwek Kee Seng even before US offered $5 million reward

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