July 30, 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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Resuming inter-Korean hotline communications: What it means
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Resuming inter-Korean hotline communications: What it means

Dormant inter-Korean diplomacy will increase in intensity, but scheduled USFK drills could pose a hurdle for Seoul

Resuming inter-Korean hotline communications: What it means
India closes embassy in DPRK following departure of diplomats

India closes embassy in DPRK following departure of diplomats

International community in Pyongyang continues to dwindle as only handful of embassies remain operational

India closes embassy in DPRK following departure of diplomats
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 26, 2021
NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea
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NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea

Former North Korea aid worker, travel guide weigh in on major risks in the event of a nationwide crisis

NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 23, 2021
Another group of diplomats and expats leaves North Korea via China

Another group of diplomats and expats leaves North Korea via China

Indonesian and Bulgarian embassies temporarily close due to latest departures as mass exodus of foreigners continues

Another group of diplomats and expats leaves North Korea via China
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 23, 2021
Overtaxed cell network and shoddy construction pose risks in North Korea
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Overtaxed cell network and shoddy construction pose risks in North Korea

Poor infrastructure is a potential obstacle to humanitarian work, but the country's people could contribute in a crisis

Overtaxed cell network and shoddy construction pose risks in North Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 21, 2021
North Korea-linked firm offering expanded range of radio hardware online
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North Korea-linked firm offering expanded range of radio hardware online

Glocom Corp’s website offerings have increased in 2021 despite U.N. sanctions pressure

North Korea-linked firm offering expanded range of radio hardware online
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 21, 2021
Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks
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Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks

Problems in electricity, fuel supply, poor roads and antiquated vehicles could complicate future humanitarian operations

Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 20, 2021
How North Korea’s poor infrastructure could compound devastation in a disaster
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How North Korea’s poor infrastructure could compound devastation in a disaster

Problems in water supply, food security, health care and agriculture could complicate future humanitarian operations

How North Korea’s poor infrastructure could compound devastation in a disaster
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 19, 2021
Indian ambassador leaves Pyongyang as mass exodus out of DPRK continues

Indian ambassador leaves Pyongyang as mass exodus out of DPRK continues

Only handful of embassies remain open in North Korea as COVID-19 controls ban international travel, movement in country

Indian ambassador leaves Pyongyang as mass exodus out of DPRK continues
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 13, 2021
Amid North Korean food ‘crisis,’ signs of possible humanitarian aid imports
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Amid North Korean food ‘crisis,’ signs of possible humanitarian aid imports

Two inbound shipments of possible humanitarian aid detected in May and June 2021 satellite imagery

Amid North Korean food ‘crisis,’ signs of possible humanitarian aid imports
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