January 20, 2022

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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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The new normal? Experts see little hope for full restart of North Korean trade
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The new normal? Experts see little hope for full restart of North Korean trade

Even after resumption of overland trade, erratic policy-making and new virus strains could reverse progress in 2022

The new normal? Experts see little hope for full restart of North Korean trade
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Ethan Jewell January 17, 2022
North Korea to allow imports via train from China in first since 2020: Sources

North Korea to allow imports via train from China in first since 2020: Sources

Train set to cross into North Korea on Monday as the country faces shortages from prolonged pandemic restrictions

North Korea to allow imports via train from China in first since 2020: Sources
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Colin Zwirko January 16, 2022
Too little, too late? Understanding Washington’s latest North Korea sanctions
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Too little, too late? Understanding Washington’s latest North Korea sanctions

Unilateral sanctions substitute for broader UN action and draw attention to overseas DPRK activities, experts say

Too little, too late? Understanding Washington’s latest North Korea sanctions
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll January 14, 2022
A foreign media failure? Evaluating 10 years of the AP bureau in Pyongyang

A foreign media failure? Evaluating 10 years of the AP bureau in Pyongyang

Journalists and experts say access has worsened, but most insist that on-the-ground reporting remains valuable

A foreign media failure? Evaluating 10 years of the AP bureau in Pyongyang
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll January 4, 2022
Expert round-up: What to make of North Korea’s New Year’s plenum readout

Expert round-up: What to make of North Korea’s New Year’s plenum readout

Kim Jong Un revealed little about foreign policy and military plans for 2022, while prioritizing agriculture

Expert round-up: What to make of North Korea’s New Year’s plenum readout
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Chaewon Chung January 1, 2022
Plenum’s agriculture focus suggests dire food shortages in North Korea: analysts

Plenum’s agriculture focus suggests dire food shortages in North Korea: analysts

Issues tied to domestic food supply featured prominently at party meeting, a possible sign of major economic problems

Plenum’s agriculture focus suggests dire food shortages in North Korea: analysts
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Chaewon Chung January 1, 2022
10 years of Kim Jong Un: What should Washington do now about North Korea?

10 years of Kim Jong Un: What should Washington do now about North Korea?

Experts weigh the different options for the US as Kim Jong Un enters his second decade in power

10 years of Kim Jong Un: What should Washington do now about North Korea?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll December 18, 2021
10 years of Kim Jong Un: Where will North Korea be 10 years from now?

10 years of Kim Jong Un: Where will North Korea be 10 years from now?

Experts vote on a range of potential scenarios, from crisis and ongoing COVID-19 isolation to economic growth and more

10 years of Kim Jong Un: Where will North Korea be 10 years from now?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll December 16, 2021
South Korean media consumption top reason for execution in North Korea: Report

South Korean media consumption top reason for execution in North Korea: Report

Kim Jong Un concerned about public discontent after failing to deliver economic prosperity, expert says

South Korean media consumption top reason for execution in North Korea: Report
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Chaewon Chung December 15, 2021
10 years of Kim Jong Un: What was Washington’s worst decision so far?

10 years of Kim Jong Un: What was Washington’s worst decision so far?

Experts vote on Washington’s worst call during Kim Jong Un’s first decade in power

10 years of Kim Jong Un: What was Washington’s worst decision so far?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll December 14, 2021
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