December 04, 2021

Investigation

In-depth, investigative journalism on North Korea

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

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

North Korea may have planned to acquire two Russian planes, despite sanctions
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 30, 2020
Some British nationals experience U.S. visa rejections after North Korea visits

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

Some British nationals experience U.S. visa rejections after North Korea visits
Singaporean implicated in luxury exports has longtime North Korea connections

Singaporean implicated in luxury exports has longtime North Korea connections

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

Singaporean implicated in luxury exports has longtime North Korea connections
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Min Chao Choy April 29, 2020
Not-for-profit was targeted in U.S. sanctions investigation, sparking NGO fears

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

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

Not-for-profit was targeted in U.S. sanctions investigation, sparking NGO fears
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll February 5, 2020
How a massive influx of Chinese visitors is changing North Korean tourism

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

How a massive influx of Chinese visitors is changing North Korean tourism
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll November 1, 2019
As Chinese tourism to North Korea soars, local operators feel the strain

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

As Chinese tourism to North Korea soars, local operators feel the strain
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll October 31, 2019
Foreign media asked to pay North Korea copyright by South Korean organization

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

Proposed fees for DPRK may breach UN sanctions, observers say

Foreign media asked to pay North Korea copyright by South Korean organization
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll September 6, 2019
No can do: How tinned coffee exposes the myth of targeted North Korea sanctions

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

No can do: How tinned coffee exposes the myth of targeted North Korea sanctions
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 1, 2019
Coldnoodlefan: a North Korea-linked foray into sockpuppet Twitter accounts?

Coldnoodlefan: a North Korea-linked foray into sockpuppet Twitter accounts?

Pro-DPRK account displays solid links to state-run outlet Sogwang

Coldnoodlefan: a North Korea-linked foray into sockpuppet Twitter accounts?
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 22, 2019
Blame game: What’s causing so many delays on inter-Korean projects?

Blame game: What’s causing so many delays on inter-Korean projects?

Confusion on how to interpret UNSC sanctions may be at the root of recent issues

Blame game: What’s causing so many delays on inter-Korean projects?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Dagyum Ji February 22, 2019
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