May 29, 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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Source reports hearing jet sounds over Pyongyang in latest apparent flyover

Source reports hearing jet sounds over Pyongyang in latest apparent flyover

Third time jets seem to fly over DPRK capital since last week as Seoul monitors preparations for military parade

Source reports hearing jet sounds over Pyongyang in latest apparent flyover
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Chaewon Chung April 21, 2022
Sounds of midnight military parade heard in Pyongyang, sources say

Sounds of midnight military parade heard in Pyongyang, sources say

Jets and helicopters heard flying over capital at night in sign of military parade, with fireworks heard around midday

Sounds of midnight military parade heard in Pyongyang, sources say
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll April 15, 2022
Jets heard over Pyongyang in possible practice for night-time parade: Sources

Jets heard over Pyongyang in possible practice for night-time parade: Sources

Midnight flyover comes just days before likely large-scale military parade to celebrate Kim Il Sung’s 110th birthday

Jets heard over Pyongyang in possible practice for night-time parade: Sources
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Ethan Jewell April 12, 2022
Does war in Ukraine make it more likely that North Korea will invade the South?

Does war in Ukraine make it more likely that North Korea will invade the South?

Experts say US army and wealth gap between Koreas may give Kim Jong Un pause — but few around him will tell him no

Does war in Ukraine make it more likely that North Korea will invade the South?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll April 6, 2022
How COVID-19 has severed defectors from their loved ones in North Korea

How COVID-19 has severed defectors from their loved ones in North Korea

The DPRK’s border controls have made it increasingly difficult to keep families informed and financially afloat

How COVID-19 has severed defectors from their loved ones in North Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Chaewon Chung March 31, 2022
North Korea’s launch of enormous missile attracts little US media attention

North Korea’s launch of enormous missile attracts little US media attention

The war in Ukraine has overshadowed Pyongyang’s weapons tests, which an expert says could lead to future problems

North Korea’s launch of enormous missile attracts little US media attention
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll March 25, 2022
North Korea’s first ICBM test in years may trigger security crisis in the region
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North Korea’s first ICBM test in years may trigger security crisis in the region

More launches and another nuclear test are likely as Seoul refocuses on deterrence and containment

North Korea’s first ICBM test in years may trigger security crisis in the region
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll March 24, 2022
Missile launches from Pyongyang airport endanger aircraft and nearby residents

Missile launches from Pyongyang airport endanger aircraft and nearby residents

Debris on runways can cause significant plane damage, discouraging airlines from flying there in future

Missile launches from Pyongyang airport endanger aircraft and nearby residents
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll March 17, 2022
Why a North Korean satellite launch could precede major inter-Korean tensions
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Why a North Korean satellite launch could precede major inter-Korean tensions

Pyongyang answered the last conservative presidential victory in Seoul with ballistic missile and nuclear tests

Why a North Korean satellite launch could precede major inter-Korean tensions
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll March 15, 2022
Syrian ambassador to leave North Korea as diplomatic exodus continues

Syrian ambassador to leave North Korea as diplomatic exodus continues

Latest departure leaves only four foreign ambassadors in Pyongyang, though Syria will not shutter its embassy

Syrian ambassador to leave North Korea as diplomatic exodus continues
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll March 11, 2022