May 17, 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

US pursues new sanctions as Security Council fails to condemn DPRK missile test

Unclear if North Korea will face UN penalties for intercontinental ballistic missile test as China, Russia blame US

Ethan JewellEthan JewellMarch 26, 2022
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News

North Korean hackers exploit vulnerability in Google Chrome to spread malware

Google analysts say two Pyongyang-backed cyber groups behind attacks against media, IT, fintech and other industries

Ethan JewellEthan JewellMarch 25, 2022
News

North Korean, Russian officials talk ties amid ‘changes’ in world order: Moscow

Latest meeting may suggest deepening ties but expert says sanctions against Russia make concrete collaboration difficult

Ethan JewellEthan JewellMarch 23, 2022
News

Kim Jong Un sends condolences to Chinese president over tragic airliner crash

North Korean leader expresses ‘deep sympathy’ in letter after Chinese plane goes down with 132 onboard

Ethan JewellEthan JewellMarch 22, 2022
NK PRO
News

North Korea-linked oil tanker awaits fate at South Korean scrapyard

Shun Fa tanker implicated in smuggling rings set to be scrapped, after ROK authorities detained it in Busan last year

Ethan JewellEthan JewellMarch 22, 2022
NK PRO
News

North Korean imports hit 20-month high as shipments of medicine jump

January resumption of rail trade appears to lift imports, though totals still well below pre-pandemic years

Ethan JewellEthan JewellMarch 21, 2022
News

US to announce new sanctions in response to ICBM missile system tests: Official

New designations target Russian individuals and companies suspected of supporting DPRK weapons programs

Ethan JewellEthan JewellMarch 11, 2022
NK PRO
Analysis

Ruble to rubble: Fiscal freefall cuts into pockets of North Koreans in Russia

Experts say financial turmoil due to sanctions against Russia will squeeze DPRK laborers, who are unable to return home

Ethan JewellEthan JewellMarch 9, 2022
News

North Korea’s trade with Russia crashes spectacularly in 2021: Data

But expert says Russia’s growing isolation due to Ukraine invasion could lead to open violations of DPRK trade bans

Ethan JewellEthan JewellMarch 8, 2022
News

US crypto researcher who aided DPRK says he acted ‘in the interest of peace’

Lawyers for Virgil Griffith say he had borderline ‘obsession’ with DPRK as they petition for lenient sentence

Ethan JewellEthan JewellMarch 8, 2022
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