February 29, 2024

About the author

Chad O’Carroll

Chad O'Carroll is the founder of NK News/NK Pro and related holding company Korea Risk Group. In addition to being the group's CEO, O'Carroll is a frequent writer and commentator about the Koreas, having written about the two nations since 2010. He has visited the DPRK multiple times, worked and lived in Washington, D.C. with a focus on peninsula issues, and lived in the ROK since 2016.

More articles by 'Chad O’Carroll'

Next steps for North Korea: How open is Kim Jong Un to future diplomacy with US?

Next steps for North Korea: How open is Kim Jong Un to future diplomacy with US?

Most experts say DPRK would have limited interest in talks with new president, though some see potential in arms control

Next steps for North Korea: How open is Kim Jong Un to future diplomacy with US?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll December 18, 2023
Next steps for North Korea: How successful is Yoon’s inter-Korean policy?

Next steps for North Korea: How successful is Yoon’s inter-Korean policy?

Survey of over 100 experts finds most consider Seoul’s approach ‘ineffective,’ with many saying tensions have worsened

Next steps for North Korea: How successful is Yoon’s inter-Korean policy?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll December 15, 2023
Next steps for North Korea: How can the West and ROK influence Pyongyang?

Next steps for North Korea: How can the West and ROK influence Pyongyang?

Over 100 experts weigh in on the best policy toward the DPRK, with a plurality endorsing direct engagement and diplomacy

Next steps for North Korea: How can the West and ROK influence Pyongyang?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll December 14, 2023
Famous French actor made obscene remarks about women during North Korea trip

Famous French actor made obscene remarks about women during North Korea trip

Footage in new documentary shows Gérard Depardieu directed lewd comments toward DPRK guide and even a child in 2018

Famous French actor made obscene remarks about women during North Korea trip
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll December 8, 2023
ROK choppers spotted near DMZ after collapse of military deal with North Korea

ROK choppers spotted near DMZ after collapse of military deal with North Korea

Photos show three helicopters where flights were previously banned, underscoring increased military activity near border

ROK choppers spotted near DMZ after collapse of military deal with North Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll December 6, 2023
Reopening in slow motion: The growing risks of North Korea’s two-tiered scheme
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Reopening in slow motion: The growing risks of North Korea’s two-tiered scheme

DPRK is playing favorites with Russia and China, suggesting full return of diplomats and tourists could be long way off

Reopening in slow motion: The growing risks of North Korea’s two-tiered scheme
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll November 27, 2023
Kim Jong Un viewed photos of US bases taken from new satellite, state media says

Kim Jong Un viewed photos of US bases taken from new satellite, state media says

North Korea says spy satellite will begin operations in 7-10 days, with plans to launch another in 2024

Kim Jong Un viewed photos of US bases taken from new satellite, state media says
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Shreyas Reddy November 22, 2023
How North Korea’s successful satellite launch could raise tensions in near term
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How North Korea’s successful satellite launch could raise tensions in near term

Seoul has suspended military pact and will soon launch own satellite, but will be wary of undermining World Expo bid

How North Korea’s successful satellite launch could raise tensions in near term
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll November 22, 2023
North Korea says it successfully placed military spy satellite into orbit

North Korea says it successfully placed military spy satellite into orbit

Kim Jong Un personally observes west coast launch as state media vows more satellites in ‘near future’

North Korea says it successfully placed military spy satellite into orbit
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Colin Zwirko November 22, 2023
North Korean buyer purchased helicopter from Russia in 2019: US court documents

North Korean buyer purchased helicopter from Russia in 2019: US court documents

Delivery to DPRK would likely be sanctions violation, though expert says low cost suggests it was civilian aircraft

North Korean buyer purchased helicopter from Russia in 2019: US court documents
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll November 2, 2023