May 18, 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

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North Korea deploys ‘sophisticated’ techniques to launder cryptocurrency: Report

DPRK-linked cyber criminals are taking advantage of novel fintech platforms to circumvent regulation, report says

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US blacklists Chinese firm suspected of violating sanctions against North Korea

New export controls apply to Chinese manufacturer of specialized metallic powder used in ballistic missiles

Ethan JewellEthan JewellFebruary 16, 2022
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North Korean spy ran hotels, casinos and travel agency in Cambodia: UN report

Expert says Cambodia has been a ‘gold mine’ for North Korean operatives looking to set up shop

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Featured Content

Why the rise of AI and space radar is bad news for North Korean smugglers

Advances in artificial intelligence make it possible to detect illicit activity from space, even in the dead of night

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Report alleges Taiwanese firm helped smuggle illicit oil into North Korea

UN experts say firm puppeteered phony shell companies to funnel oil and cash to and from Pyongyang

Ethan JewellEthan JewellFebruary 11, 2022
NK PRO
Analysis

North Korean ship appears to manipulate location data to move illegal coal

Tae Dong Gang 9 jumped hundreds of miles in GPS system within hours, the latest sign DPRK continues to flout sanctions

Ethan JewellEthan JewellFebruary 10, 2022
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Russian court extends detention of North Korean fishermen accused of attack

Yearslong trial continues of North Koreans who allegedly used ‘improvised’ weapons against Russian border guards

Ethan JewellEthan JewellFebruary 10, 2022
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Analysis

50 countries say North Korea exceeded its annual cap on oil imports: UN report

Upcoming report marks first time so many countries have endorsed conclusion, though China and Russia remain unconvinced

Ethan JewellEthan JewellFebruary 9, 2022
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North Korean hackers deploy popular software to spy on targets: Report

DPRK-linked Kimsuky group used modified malware to distribute the remote administration tool, cybersecurity firm says

Ethan JewellEthan JewellFebruary 9, 2022
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Top Sri Lankan official admits to arms deal with North Korea, then backtracks

Reported deal using black market money during island’s bloody civil war may have violated sanctions, experts say

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