December 07, 2021

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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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Sources say parade imminent: roads closed in Pyongyang, citizens gathering

Sources say parade imminent: roads closed in Pyongyang, citizens gathering

Promptly organized military parade appears ready for kick-off in Pyongyang

Sources say parade imminent: roads closed in Pyongyang, citizens gathering
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Colin Zwirko September 8, 2021
Preparations ramp up for North Korean military parade in Pyongyang

Preparations ramp up for North Korean military parade in Pyongyang

The parade may mark upcoming national holidays in September and October, sources and satellite evidence suggest

Preparations ramp up for North Korean military parade in Pyongyang
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Colin Zwirko September 8, 2021
Renewal of North Korea travel ban: A missed opportunity for DPRK-US diplomacy?

Renewal of North Korea travel ban: A missed opportunity for DPRK-US diplomacy?

Ending the Trump-era travel ban would have been consistent with many stated US goals, despite some diplomatic risks

Renewal of North Korea travel ban: A missed opportunity for DPRK-US diplomacy?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll September 7, 2021
North Korean diplomat dies after car accident in Vladivostok

North Korean diplomat dies after car accident in Vladivostok

Source confirms deaths of two North Koreans, including consul to Khabarovsk, after their SUV reportedly overturned

North Korean diplomat dies after car accident in Vladivostok
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll September 1, 2021
At least one Mercedes-Benz shipped to North Korea in 2019 despite sanctions

At least one Mercedes-Benz shipped to North Korea in 2019 despite sanctions

UN report shows North Korea-linked vendor also purchased three other luxury vehicles, with their whereabouts unknown

At least one Mercedes-Benz shipped to North Korea in 2019 despite sanctions
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll September 1, 2021
Biden’s North Korea policy inflexible, ‘lacks novelty’: former Chinese official

Biden’s North Korea policy inflexible, ‘lacks novelty’: former Chinese official

China's former ambassador to South Korea suggests reviving Six-Party Talks as part of 'road map' toward engagement

Biden’s North Korea policy inflexible, ‘lacks novelty’: former Chinese official
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 31, 2021
Amid economic crash, DPRK tried to import $1 million in Lexus vehicles in 2020

Amid economic crash, DPRK tried to import $1 million in Lexus vehicles in 2020

North Korea sought to acquire Lexus SUVs through China despite limited trade during pandemic, PoE report shows

Amid economic crash, DPRK tried to import $1 million in Lexus vehicles in 2020
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 26, 2021
North Korean illicit trade nosedives during pandemic, PoE report finds
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North Korean illicit trade nosedives during pandemic, PoE report finds

COVID-19 'significantly affected' North Korea’s ability to clandestinely export coal, import fuel products

North Korean illicit trade nosedives during pandemic, PoE report finds
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 24, 2021
As Kim Jong Un slims down, North Korean state media covers body weight issues

As Kim Jong Un slims down, North Korean state media covers body weight issues

Cartoon on state TV features girl criticizing friend for being overweight

As Kim Jong Un slims down, North Korean state media covers body weight issues
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 23, 2021
Sanctions obstacles: The fate of Moon Jae-in’s inter-Korean economic projects
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Sanctions obstacles: The fate of Moon Jae-in’s inter-Korean economic projects

The Kaesong Industrial Complex, Kumgang tourism and infrastructure improvements all face unique sanctions challenges

Sanctions obstacles: The fate of Moon Jae-in’s inter-Korean economic projects