February 01, 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


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

Ethan JewellEthan JewellNovember 7, 2022

US offers $5M for information on North Korea sanctions buster

Authorities seek arrest of Singaporean Kwek Kee Seng for sending illicit fuel to North Korea over several years

Ethan JewellEthan JewellNovember 4, 2022

Egypt’s Orascom to receive loan worth $80M from North Korea cell network

Firm behind Koryolink has struggled to make money from the project or transfer funds outside the DPRK

Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Ethan JewellNovember 2, 2022

US blacklists man who tried to buy North Korean weapons for ISIS terrorists

Attempt was unsuccessful Treasury says, as expert tells NK News that ‘even Pyongyang’ has limits to who it deals with

Ethan JewellEthan JewellNovember 2, 2022

Australian warship embarks on North Korea sanctions mission: Canberra

HMAS Arunta’s deployment part of efforts to surveil vessels that help DPRK to smuggle coal, oil and other goods

Ethan JewellEthan JewellOctober 31, 2022

Taiwanese man sentenced to prison for smuggling 3K tons of oil to North Korea

Huang Wang Ken faces year behind bars after court says he ‘seriously damaged’ Taiwan’s reputation with 2018 oil transfer

Ethan JewellEthan JewellOctober 28, 2022

Beijing doesn’t ‘condone’ talk of South Korea developing nukes: Chinese envoy

China’s top diplomat in Seoul calls for ‘denuclearization and peaceful negotiation’ after North Korean missile tests

Ethan JewellEthan JewellOctober 26, 2022

Tobacco imports drive North Korea’s biggest trading month with China in years

DPRK prioritizes cigarettes over medicine and food in September, while buying more face masks than during COVID outbreak

Ethan JewellEthan JewellOctober 25, 2022

ROK joins US-led cyber drill for first time as allies fight North Korean attacks

Multilateral Cyber Flag exercise comes after Seoul and Washington pledged to step up coordination in cyberspace

Ethan JewellEthan JewellOctober 25, 2022
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