September 28, 2022


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


North Korea’s ventilator imports too little, too late: Medical experts

Chinese trade data shows DPRK imported millions of masks and 1,000 ventilators in April, but no COVID vaccines

Ethan JewellEthan JewellMay 30, 2022

North Korea lifts sweeping COVID-19 lockdown in Pyongyang: Sources

NK News understands residents now allowed to leave homes, less than three weeks after lockdown began

Ethan JewellEthan JewellMay 29, 2022

Kim Jong Un convenes meeting of top officials on ‘stabilizing’ COVID-19 outbreak

Participants ‘positively evaluated’ North Korea’s strict virus controls, as country reports declining fever cases

Ethan JewellEthan JewellMay 29, 2022

After failed UN vote, US slaps new sanctions on North Korea-linked entities

Unilateral designations target DPRK official linked to weapons programs, two banks and trading company

Ethan JewellEthan JewellMay 28, 2022

UN fails to pass new North Korea sanctions as China and Russia veto

US says unsuccessful vote marks first time Security Council members have vetoed new measures against DPRK

Ethan JewellEthan JewellMay 27, 2022

Experts cast doubt on Pyongyang’s self-declared victory over COVID

Case and death numbers likely well below true total as country promotes alternative treatments over vaccines

Ethan JewellEthan Jewell | Ifang BremerMay 24, 2022

Company selling likely sanctioned machinery joins North Korea-China trade fair

Addition comes after different firm threatened legal action against organizers for using name without authorization

Ethan JewellEthan JewellMay 24, 2022

North Korea’s fertilizer imports remain unusually low ahead of planting seasons

Trade data also shows soap and other surface cleaner imports hit record highs amid short-lived trade reopening

Ethan JewellEthan JewellMay 20, 2022

North Korean hackers weaponize COVID outbreak in latest cyber attack

DPRK-linked Kimsuky group spreads fake press releases containing malicious code, cybersecurity firm says

Ethan JewellEthan JewellMay 19, 2022

North Korean imports hit COVID-era high, but reversal could be soon to follow

The rapid spread of omicron in the country threatens to upend increasing bilateral trade

Ethan JewellEthan JewellMay 18, 2022
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