February 21, 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

North Korea imports more soap from China, dials up electricity exports

Expert says soap and surfactants may be for sterilizing imports, as rumors swirl of a restart to overland trade

Ethan JewellEthan JewellNovember 22, 2021
News

North Korea far and away the world’s most corrupt country: Report

Efforts to snuff out corruption fail to make a dent, though expert says practices help people survive amid challenges

Ethan JewellEthan JewellNovember 19, 2021
News

In new cyber campaign, North Korean hackers likely sow seeds of future attacks

Report finds TA406 group sent malware to foreign policy experts, academics and journalists that focus on North Korea

Ethan JewellEthan JewellNovember 19, 2021
News

After months of promising gains, North Korea-China trade stumbles in October

Sharp dip in trade hits North Korean economy already wracked by shortages, high commodity prices and food insecurity

Ethan JewellEthan JewellNovember 18, 2021
Analysis

Russian trade with North Korea totals just $651 in Q3

Minute trade figures come amid COVID spike in the Russian Far East, new uncertainty surrounding potential trade restart

Ethan JewellEthan JewellNovember 15, 2021
News

North Korea conducted malware campaign against aerospace, other targets: report

Cybersecurity firm concludes DPRK hacking group staged attack from Blogspot platform using infected Word documents

Ethan JewellEthan JewellNovember 12, 2021
News

Experts see North Korea connection in corrupted malware analysis tool

Researchers say Lazarus Group targeted security professionals in latest attempt to steal confidential information

Ethan JewellEthan JewellNovember 12, 2021
News

China’s new COVID controls risk upending trade restart with North Korea

DPRK-China border city of Dandong asks residents to refrain from gathering as some say city under lockdown

Ethan JewellEthan JewellNovember 9, 2021
News

Pandemic ‘paranoia’ in Pyongyang stalled warming ties with Beijing: Report

Restrictions on trade undermined diplomatic gains with China, according to US, but expert says relations are ‘stable’

Ethan JewellEthan JewellNovember 5, 2021
News

New evidence again delays trial of accused North Korean money launderer

Delay marks the second time US court has pushed back Mun Chol Myung’s case this year

Ethan JewellEthan JewellNovember 4, 2021