Chad O’Carroll has written on North Korea since 2010 and writes between London and Seoul.
The eight Russian Embassy staff left amid an overall exodus of diplomats and aid workers who were stationed in Pyongyang
A new NK Pro research tool tracked more than 7,500 groups that traveled to or from North Korea starting in 1997
Ri Ryong Nam's appointment hints at greater economic exchange between North Korea and China, experts say
Calling Pyongyang is relatively straightforward - if you have the patience, the time and the money
“The Mole” depicted shady DPRK dealings, but the U.N. allegedly hasn’t seen extra evidence gathered by the filmmaker
It’s unclear what North Korea imported, but the country’s coal exports suggest poor sanctions enforcement abroad
Illicit fuel imports similar in scale to 2019, but coal exports dropped sharply after July's COVID-19 restrictions
Foreign aid, personnel and funding have plummeted while thousands of North Koreans continue to suffer
North Korea will likely maintain its lockdown until 2022 – and thousands of ordinary people will suffer as a result
The abrupt shift could mean trade and travel restrictions will stay in place for the foreseeable future, experts say
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