May 25, 2024


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.


North Korea the world’s most corrupt country for 3rd straight year: Report

Kim Jong Un’s anti-corruption drives more about securing his own power rather than draining the swamp, expert says

Ethan JewellEthan JewellNovember 16, 2022

North Korean hackers targeted Ukraine as it fought off Russia’s invasion: Report

Cyber researchers say DPRK likely sought sensitive information for its own gain rather than to aid Kremlin’s war effort

Ethan JewellEthan JewellNovember 15, 2022

Prices of imported consumer goods dip in North Korean capital

Whisky, shampoo, coffee and other goods continue to decline in price as country’s trade with China increases

Ethan JewellEthan Jewell | Ifang BremerNovember 11, 2022

Seoul offers to return remains of presumed North Korean woman found near border

Pyongyang has yet to respond to notice sent Friday about body discovered with badge of DPRK leaders, South Korea says

Ethan JewellEthan JewellNovember 11, 2022

North Korea slams US cyber drills as ploy for ‘hegemony’ through cybersecurity

Statement comes as DPRK hackers have allegedly stolen hundreds of millions this year to fund its weapons programs

Ethan JewellEthan JewellNovember 10, 2022

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
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