October 16, 2021

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Chad O’Carroll

Chad O’Carroll has written on North Korea since 2010 and writes between London and Seoul.

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First North Korean delegation to attend EU-related meetings since pandemic began

First North Korean delegation to attend EU-related meetings since pandemic began

DPRK delegation will visit Brussels to attend meetings on Korean issues for first time since COVID-19 outbreak

First North Korean delegation to attend EU-related meetings since pandemic began
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll October 14, 2021
Last embassy from EU country shuts down in Pyongyang, say sources

Last embassy from EU country shuts down in Pyongyang, say sources

Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang closes down after last two foreign embassy workers exit country

Last embassy from EU country shuts down in Pyongyang, say sources
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll October 10, 2021
No signs of parade or other celebrations in Pyongyang ahead of key holiday

No signs of parade or other celebrations in Pyongyang ahead of key holiday

Any celebrations likely to be muted as sources in Pyongyang observe no indications of big upcoming event

No signs of parade or other celebrations in Pyongyang ahead of key holiday
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll October 9, 2021
UN report paints web of connections between oil giant Winson and North Korea

UN report paints web of connections between oil giant Winson and North Korea

Front companies, individuals and ships tied to DPRK ship-to-ship transfers have links to Winson Group, PoE says

UN report paints web of connections between oil giant Winson and North Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll October 5, 2021
Flip-flop: Why Kim Jong Un wants to reactivate the inter-Korean hotlines
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Flip-flop: Why Kim Jong Un wants to reactivate the inter-Korean hotlines

U-turn on communication channels allows North Korea to test US and ROK approach, while appearing as a responsible actor

Flip-flop: Why Kim Jong Un wants to reactivate the inter-Korean hotlines
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll September 30, 2021
NK Pro briefing: Why satellite imagery plays a critical role in DPRK research
NK PRO

NK Pro briefing: Why satellite imagery plays a critical role in DPRK research

Andrew Brockfield and Colin Zwirko discuss how satellites help track everything from flooding to sanctions breaches

NK Pro briefing: Why satellite imagery plays a critical role in DPRK research
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll September 23, 2021
G Wagon mystery: Where did North Korea get its luxury SUV?

G Wagon mystery: Where did North Korea get its luxury SUV?

Mercedes-Benz G-Class used as support vehicle for Kim Jong Un was briefly visible at the 2018 inter-Korean summit

G Wagon mystery: Where did North Korea get its luxury SUV?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll September 20, 2021
China tells UN ‘The Mole’ isn’t a credible source for sanctions investigations

China tells UN ‘The Mole’ isn’t a credible source for sanctions investigations

Beijing rejects evidence from documentary due to 'illegitimate means' used in production

China tells UN ‘The Mole’ isn’t a credible source for sanctions investigations
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll September 9, 2021
Sources say parade imminent: roads closed in Pyongyang, citizens gathering

Sources say parade imminent: roads closed in Pyongyang, citizens gathering

Promptly organized military parade appears ready for kick-off in Pyongyang

Sources say parade imminent: roads closed in Pyongyang, citizens gathering
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Colin Zwirko September 8, 2021
Preparations ramp up for North Korean military parade in Pyongyang

Preparations ramp up for North Korean military parade in Pyongyang

The parade may mark upcoming national holidays in September and October, sources and satellite evidence suggest

Preparations ramp up for North Korean military parade in Pyongyang
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Chad O'Carroll | Colin Zwirko September 8, 2021
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