December 05, 2020


In-depth, investigative journalism on North Korea

Crossing the line: Has North Korea's biggest foe finally gone too far?

Defector-activist Park Sang-hak has long stirred controversy, but political winds may no longer be blowing in his favor

Max Kim July 31, 2020

Left behind: despite détente, six South Koreans remain imprisoned in the North

Convicted of espionage and effectively abandoned by Seoul, it's unclear whether any will ever return home

North Korea may have planned to acquire two Russian planes, despite sanctions

Aircraft in partial Air Koryo livery linked to Russian firm with history dealing to North Korea and small Kyrgyz airline

Colin Zwirko June 30, 2020

Some British nationals experience U.S. visa rejections after North Korea visits

Among those from various countries who are approved, some encounter issues including lengthy interviews at the border

Singaporean implicated in luxury exports has longtime North Korea connections

Jordan Cheang owned Benata Business Centre and supermarkets, prior interviews show

Chad O'Carroll | Min Chao Choy April 29, 2020

Not-for-profit was targeted in U.S. sanctions investigation, sparking NGO fears

"Funds meant for humanitarian support were instead spent on lawyers"

Chad O'Carroll February 5, 2020

How a massive influx of Chinese visitors is changing North Korean tourism

Business is booming, but cultural and logistical issues have meant the new prosperity is a mixed blessing

Chad O'Carroll November 1, 2019

As Chinese tourism to North Korea soars, local operators feel the strain

Sources report growing pressure on DPRK's limited infrastructure, overcrowding at popular attractions

Chad O'Carroll October 31, 2019

Foreign media asked to pay North Korea copyright by South Korean organization

Proposed fees for DPRK may breach UN sanctions, observers say

Chad O'Carroll September 6, 2019

No can do: How tinned coffee exposes the myth of targeted North Korea sanctions

North Korean’s thirst for coffee shows the increasingly blunt nature of DPRK sanctions regime

Chad O'Carroll August 1, 2019
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