October 23, 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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Expats in Pyongyang worry about getting medical help amid COVID-19 restrictions

COVID-19 travel restrictions mean that expats in North Korea may not have access to medical evacuation or proper care

Chad O'Carroll August 28, 2020

Kim Jong Un relieved by absence of major typhoon damage, inspection visit shows

Kim Jong Un also praises DPRK's crisis control system for showing signs of "remarkable improvement"

Chad O'Carroll August 27, 2020

Biden criticizes Trump for 'cozying up to dictators' in DNC speech

Biden doesn’t mention Kim Jong Un by name, but it’s possible he is referring to the North Korean leader

Chad O'Carroll August 21, 2020

Kim Yo Jong still missing from high-level meetings in North Korea

Analysts are split on whether Kim Yo Jong could have been demoted following back-to-back absences from major meetings

Chad O'Carroll August 20, 2020

North Korea's expat community shrinks as more diplomats and NGO workers leave

COVID-19 prevention measures and tough lifestyle restrictions are squeezing out Pyongyang's foreign community

Chad O'Carroll August 20, 2020

Ryoo Kihl-jae, former South Korean unification minister, dies at 61

Ryoo served as unification minister during a tumultuous time for inter-Korean relations and routinely pushed for talks

Chad O'Carroll August 17, 2020

North Korean prisoner amnesty to begin in September: State media

Detainees to be released will include those "convicted of crimes against the country and the people"

Chad O'Carroll August 16, 2020

Seoul won’t rule out action against radio stations broadcasting into North Korea

South Korea's unification ministry laid out its logic on balloon launch crackdowns during a government press tour

Chad O'Carroll August 11, 2020

South Korea to develop Iron Dome-style artillery interceptor system for defense

Plans revealed in a multi-prong South Korean military modernization blueprint document covering 2021 to 2025

Chad O'Carroll August 10, 2020

Spanish aristocrat behind a North Korea sympathizer group violated UN sanctions

Alejandro Cao de Benos of the Korea Friendship Association allegedly brokered payments for a North Korean firm

Chad O'Carroll August 10, 2020
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