Chad O’Carroll has written on North Korea since 2010 and writes between London and Seoul.
COVID-19 travel restrictions mean that expats in North Korea may not have access to medical evacuation or proper care
Kim Jong Un also praises DPRK's crisis control system for showing signs of "remarkable improvement"
Biden doesn’t mention Kim Jong Un by name, but it’s possible he is referring to the North Korean leader
Analysts are split on whether Kim Yo Jong could have been demoted following back-to-back absences from major meetings
COVID-19 prevention measures and tough lifestyle restrictions are squeezing out Pyongyang's foreign community
Ryoo served as unification minister during a tumultuous time for inter-Korean relations and routinely pushed for talks
Detainees to be released will include those "convicted of crimes against the country and the people"
South Korea's unification ministry laid out its logic on balloon launch crackdowns during a government press tour
Plans revealed in a multi-prong South Korean military modernization blueprint document covering 2021 to 2025
Alejandro Cao de Benos of the Korea Friendship Association allegedly brokered payments for a North Korean firm
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