February 08, 2023


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

US to seize nearly $1 million from North Korea-backed criminal duo

US district court says married couple laundered millions through phony corporate network on behalf of Pyongyang

Ethan JewellEthan JewellNovember 3, 2021

Construction near DPRK-China border bridge latest sign land trade may resume

Documents show work on customs facility continues as DPRK and China reportedly mull renewed freight operations

Ethan JewellEthan JewellNovember 2, 2021

As US-China rivalry heats up, experts see chance for cooperation on DPRK

Two powers have shared interest in denuclearization, scholars say, but how Koreas will navigate rivalry remains unclear

Ethan JewellEthan JewellOctober 29, 2021