December 04, 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

Analysis

50 countries say North Korea exceeded its annual cap on oil imports: UN report

Upcoming report marks first time so many countries have endorsed conclusion, though China and Russia remain unconvinced

Ethan JewellEthan JewellFebruary 9, 2022
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North Korean hackers deploy popular software to spy on targets: Report

DPRK-linked Kimsuky group used modified malware to distribute the remote administration tool, cybersecurity firm says

Ethan JewellEthan JewellFebruary 9, 2022
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Top Sri Lankan official admits to arms deal with North Korea, then backtracks

Reported deal using black market money during island’s bloody civil war may have violated sanctions, experts say

Ethan JewellEthan JewellFebruary 7, 2022
Analysis

How a key UN vacancy could undermine investigations into DPRK sanctions-busting

Lack of American on UN Panel of Experts could give China and Russia freer hand to shape upcoming report, experts say

Ethan JewellEthan JewellFebruary 3, 2022
Analysis

North Korea tests missiles — and China’s patience — on eve of Winter Olympics

Experts say Kim Jong Un looks to take advantage of distracted US, but that Beijing has nearly had enough

Ethan JewellEthan JewellFebruary 1, 2022
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US hopes Kim Jong Un will ‘quit threatening his neighbors’: Pentagon

Spokesperson stresses military readiness after North Korean missiles fly, voices frustration with sanctions enforcement

Ethan JewellEthan JewellFebruary 1, 2022
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Nigerian firm wades into murky legal waters with North Korean insurance policy

Experts say Kaztec Engineering’s $50 million ship insurance from the DPRK likely violated UN sanctions regime

Ethan JewellEthan JewellJanuary 31, 2022
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US lawmakers take aim at North Korean cryptocurrency laundering

Proposed bill calls for ‘modernizing’ tools to combat new innovations in money laundering operations

Ethan JewellEthan JewellJanuary 26, 2022
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Rare flight through North Korean airspace comes as cruise missiles soar

Airlines seldom fly over the DPRK due to risks from such missile tests and to avoid sanctions complications

Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Ethan JewellJanuary 25, 2022
Analysis

Foreign envoys downbeat about North Korean border reopening in near future

Diplomats tell NK Pro that suspended embassy operations could have long-term consequences even after the pandemic ends

Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Ethan JewellJanuary 24, 2022
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