November 30, 2022

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Chad O’Carroll

Chad O'Carroll is the founder of NK News/NK Pro and related holding company Korea Risk Group. In addition to being the group's CEO, O'Carroll is a frequent writer and commentator about the Koreas, having written about the two nations since 2010. He has visited the DPRK multiple times, worked and lived in Washington, D.C. with a focus on peninsula issues, and lived in the ROK since 2016.

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Reveal of Kim Jong Un’s daughter sets her up as successor: Ex-DPRK officials

Reveal of Kim Jong Un’s daughter sets her up as successor: Ex-DPRK officials

Some experts see sign North Korea will be nuke state for generations, while others see effort to ‘humanize’ leader

Reveal of Kim Jong Un’s daughter sets her up as successor: Ex-DPRK officials
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Shreyas Reddy November 19, 2022
Fewer luxuries on sale at North Korea’s Daesong Department Store, photos show
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Fewer luxuries on sale at North Korea’s Daesong Department Store, photos show

Exclusive photos show domestic products fill shelves but far fewer luxury goods on display than before the pandemic

Fewer luxuries on sale at North Korea’s Daesong Department Store, photos show
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll November 9, 2022
UN sends $1M to North Korean bank account for ‘humanitarian assistance’

UN sends $1M to North Korean bank account for ‘humanitarian assistance’

Experts note there are no international personnel in country to verify whether DPRK uses the money as intended

UN sends $1M to North Korean bank account for ‘humanitarian assistance’
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll November 4, 2022
Risk assessment: The possible outcomes of Yoon Suk-yeol’s North Korea policy
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Risk assessment: The possible outcomes of Yoon Suk-yeol’s North Korea policy

‘Audacious plan’ appears an effort to kick the can down the road, but Seoul could face major problems before then

Risk assessment: The possible outcomes of Yoon Suk-yeol’s North Korea policy
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll November 2, 2022
Egypt’s Orascom to receive loan worth $80M from North Korea cell network

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

Egypt’s Orascom to receive loan worth $80M from North Korea cell network
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Ethan Jewell November 2, 2022
Top North Korean military official demands end to ‘aggressive’ US-ROK air drills

Top North Korean military official demands end to ‘aggressive’ US-ROK air drills

Washington maintains Vigilant Storm is defensive in nature as Pyongyang threatens ‘shocking incident’ if it is attacked

Top North Korean military official demands end to ‘aggressive’ US-ROK air drills
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Colin Zwirko November 2, 2022
North Korea tidies up its side of Panmunjom after months of neglect, photos show

North Korea tidies up its side of Panmunjom after months of neglect, photos show

Renewed activity on DPRK side of inter-Korean border may indicate pending activity there, experts say

North Korea tidies up its side of Panmunjom after months of neglect, photos show
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll November 1, 2022
North Korea launches kids commuter boat service at same lake as earlier missile

North Korea launches kids commuter boat service at same lake as earlier missile

NK News analysis shows military tested underwater silos at reservoir where boats now transport rural children to school

North Korea launches kids commuter boat service at same lake as earlier missile
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll October 25, 2022
Ballistic salvo: How North Korea could carry out missile strikes on South Korea

Ballistic salvo: How North Korea could carry out missile strikes on South Korea

DPRK’s growing short-range missile capabilities mean even limited attacks could be devastating, experts say

Ballistic salvo: How North Korea could carry out missile strikes on South Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll October 19, 2022
Seoul’s new sanctions on North Korea change little but set stage for next steps
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Seoul’s new sanctions on North Korea change little but set stage for next steps

South Korea has array of options to up ante if DPRK conducts nuclear test, though it risks feeding cycle of escalation

Seoul’s new sanctions on North Korea change little but set stage for next steps
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll October 14, 2022
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