October 31, 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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Tour operators believe North Korea won't open until sometime in 2021

Practitioners from the travel industry speculate that the border could reopen sometime between 2021 and 2022

Chad O'Carroll July 22, 2020

UN agencies unable to leave Pyongyang, creating unprecedented obstacles

Foreign workers at UN agencies in the capital unable to leave the country due to COVID-19 measures enacted in February

Chad O'Carroll July 19, 2020

Missed diplomatic opportunity? South Korea's unilateral North Korea sanctions

Seoul's "May 24" measures remain in place, despite Moon's efforts to improve ties

Chad O'Carroll July 10, 2020

Kim Jong Un reappears at Politburo meeting on COVID-19

North Korean officials criticized for lax attitude as Kim urges strengthening coronavirus response measures

Left behind: despite d├ętente, six South Koreans remain imprisoned in the North

Convicted of espionage and effectively abandoned by Seoul, it's unclear whether any will ever return home

Amid all-time appearance lows, Kim Jong Un absent for another three-week period

Data showed an unprecedentedly low number of Kim Jong Un appearances over the past three months

Chad O'Carroll June 29, 2020

Activist group launches balloons containing bibles towards North Korea

Despite recent inter-Korean tensions, Voice of Martyrs conducts discrete balloon launch adjacent to inter-Korean border

Chad O'Carroll June 25, 2020

Sentenced to life five years ago, status of South Koreans in North Korea unclear

Choe Chun-gil and Kim Kuk-gi were charged with espionage, sentenced to hard labor on June 23, 2015

As expat community in North Korea shrinks, new arrivals are suspended

Hardliners in Pyongyang may be working to limit the number of resident foreigners, sources say

Chad O'Carroll June 22, 2020

Singaporean national sought by FBI for North Korea sanctions violations charged

Tan Wee Beng could face up to ten years in prison

Chad O'Carroll June 19, 2020
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