May 29, 2022

About the author

Chad O’Carroll

Chad O’Carroll has written on North Korea since 2010 and writes between London and Seoul.

More articles by 'Chad O’Carroll'

Yoon Suk-yeol’s inauguration speech: Key takeaways and full text
KOREA PRO

Yoon Suk-yeol’s inauguration speech: Key takeaways and full text

Experts say new South Korean president is cleaving strongly toward U.S.-led internationalism

Yoon Suk-yeol’s inauguration speech: Key takeaways and full text
Lockdown orders issued in Pyongyang due to ‘national problem’: Source

Lockdown orders issued in Pyongyang due to ‘national problem’: Source

North Korean residents in the capital seen scrambling to get home after the unexpected order

Lockdown orders issued in Pyongyang due to ‘national problem’: Source
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll May 10, 2022
North Korea tests likely submarine-launched ballistic missile: ROK

North Korea tests likely submarine-launched ballistic missile: ROK

South Korea’s military says DPRK likely launched missile into the East Sea from submarine off Sinpho

North Korea tests likely submarine-launched ballistic missile: ROK
US designates virtual currency mixer for North Korea sanctions evasion
NK PRO

US designates virtual currency mixer for North Korea sanctions evasion

Blender.io used to launder $20 million from March 2021 Axle Infinity heist, State Department says

US designates virtual currency mixer for North Korea sanctions evasion
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll May 7, 2022
Pyongyang orders residents indoors due to dust storm, not COVID outbreak

Pyongyang orders residents indoors due to dust storm, not COVID outbreak

Directive appears tied to concerns dust can carry virus, counter to South Korean media report on lockdown due to fevers

Pyongyang orders residents indoors due to dust storm, not COVID outbreak
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll May 5, 2022
North Korea fires missile from Pyongyang area days ahead of Yoon’s inauguration

North Korea fires missile from Pyongyang area days ahead of Yoon’s inauguration

Photo seen by NK News shows white plume of smoke above capital, as South Korea and Japan confirm projectile launch

North Korea fires missile from Pyongyang area days ahead of Yoon’s inauguration
Some North Koreans hack their smart devices to get around state controls: Report

Some North Koreans hack their smart devices to get around state controls: Report

Experts say activity driven by desire for more device flexibility, not necessarily interest in outside information

Some North Koreans hack their smart devices to get around state controls: Report
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll April 28, 2022
North Korea begins military parade marking key holiday, NK News confirms

North Korea begins military parade marking key holiday, NK News confirms

Event comes after 12 illuminated objects overflew the city, which may have been high-altitude helicopters or drones

North Korea begins military parade marking key holiday, NK News confirms
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Jeongmin Kim April 25, 2022
North Korean parade likely imminent: Kim Il Sung Square busy and roads closed

North Korean parade likely imminent: Kim Il Sung Square busy and roads closed

Likely military parade could begin as early as twilight, but it’s unclear when state media will air footage

North Korean parade likely imminent: Kim Il Sung Square busy and roads closed
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll April 25, 2022
No obvious parade sounds in Pyongyang, but Kim Il Sung square illuminated

No obvious parade sounds in Pyongyang, but Kim Il Sung square illuminated

Absence of sound of low flying aircraft and fireworks means unclear if midnight format being used

No obvious parade sounds in Pyongyang, but Kim Il Sung square illuminated
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll April 25, 2022