July 06, 2022

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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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Why more North Koreans don’t defect across the inter-Korean border

Why more North Koreans don’t defect across the inter-Korean border

Obstacles range from political risks to lack of awareness, but experts say Seoul can do more to help would-be escapees

Why more North Koreans don’t defect across the inter-Korean border
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 5, 2022
Why US sanctions on North Korea’s main airport would do more harm than good
NK PRO

Why US sanctions on North Korea’s main airport would do more harm than good

Repeated missile launches from Pyongyang airfield this year suggest Washington could target it for future designations

Why US sanctions on North Korea’s main airport would do more harm than good
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll June 29, 2022
Why North Korea’s killing of ROK official has again erupted into scandal

Why North Korea’s killing of ROK official has again erupted into scandal

Desire for justice or political revenge driving renewed debate over Moon Jae-in’s response to 2020 incident, experts say

Why North Korea’s killing of ROK official has again erupted into scandal
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll June 29, 2022
North Korea appears to partially lift COVID-19 lockdowns in regional cities

North Korea appears to partially lift COVID-19 lockdowns in regional cities

News broadcasts show people walking and vehicles driving, even as state media continues to push restrictions

North Korea appears to partially lift COVID-19 lockdowns in regional cities
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll June 27, 2022
Travelers blame South Korea for missed flights over new document requirements
KOREA PRO

Travelers blame South Korea for missed flights over new document requirements

A dozen visitors tell Korea Pro their travel plans were disrupted because they were not informed about new K-ETA system

Travelers blame South Korea for missed flights over new document requirements
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll June 27, 2022
US pledges to curtail landmine use, except in standoff with North Korea

US pledges to curtail landmine use, except in standoff with North Korea

Experts say exception for Korean Peninsula in new policy is because landmines vital to maintaining military balance

US pledges to curtail landmine use, except in standoff with North Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll June 27, 2022
US overlooks information campaigns as option to deter North Korea: Expert

US overlooks information campaigns as option to deter North Korea: Expert

Bruce Bennett says distributing USB sticks loaded with K-pop could work better than sanctions by impacting leadership

US overlooks information campaigns as option to deter North Korea: Expert
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll June 22, 2022
Snapshot North Korea: Photos from the inter-Korean border amid drought and COVID
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Snapshot North Korea: Photos from the inter-Korean border amid drought and COVID

Farmers plant rice, soldiers stand guard at border posts and nuns send prayers north

Snapshot North Korea: Photos from the inter-Korean border amid drought and COVID
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll June 20, 2022
Even after COVID leapfrogged border controls, no signs North Korea will open up

Even after COVID leapfrogged border controls, no signs North Korea will open up

Ongoing travel restrictions have biggest impact on DPRK citizens stuck overseas, travel industry insiders say

Even after COVID leapfrogged border controls, no signs North Korea will open up
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll June 17, 2022
North Korea’s increasing missile launches put planes at risk, US agency warns

North Korea’s increasing missile launches put planes at risk, US agency warns

Federal Aviation Administration says unannounced tests likely to continue and travel into neighboring airspace

North Korea’s increasing missile launches put planes at risk, US agency warns
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll June 15, 2022
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