January 28, 2020

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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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Tourism to North Korea suspended amid China coronavirus concerns: operator

Measures appear similar to extensive restrictions imposed during 2014 Ebola outbreak

Chad O'Carroll | Nils Weisensee January 21, 2020

Ri Son Gwon appointed North Korean foreign minister, diplomatic note confirms

Long-time military hardliner to now serve as DPRK's top diplomat, foreign embassies in Pyongyang told

Chad O'Carroll January 20, 2020

Ri Yong Ho replaced as North Korean foreign minister, sources say

Ri Son Gwon will be replacement, sources say, a shift which could see major changes to foreign policy posture

Chad O'Carroll January 18, 2020

U.S. should be consulted on potential South Korean tourism to the North: Harris

Items in future South Korean tourist luggages could possibly breach sanctions, ambassador says

Chad O'Carroll January 16, 2020

Could South Koreans realistically go on "independent" tours of North Korea?

Tourism industry insiders say if appetite emerges on North Korean side, necessary changes would be relatively limited

Chad O'Carroll January 16, 2020

Despite impasse, MOU approved over 600 inter-Korean contacts in 2019

2019 contact data only around 15% lower than 2018

Chad O'Carroll January 9, 2020

Thousands gathered in Kim Il Sung square on Sunday, cellphone network disrupted

Precedent suggests Sunday's gathering may have been a "Pyongyang Mass Rally" event

Chad O'Carroll January 5, 2020

Uptick of pixellation, blurring on North Korean TV and web properties

Effort to obfuscate pictures and video increasingly widespread, but inconsistently applied

Chad O'Carroll January 3, 2020

Timing of North Korean Plenary Meeting suggests break from precedence

Plenum set to be held before end of December and Kim Jong Un's New Year Address on January 1

Chad O'Carroll December 24, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. citizen says he snuck into North Korea, was imprisoned in 2015

American who crossed into the DPRK illegally four years ago tells his story for the first time

Chad O'Carroll | Oliver Hotham December 24, 2019
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