April 23, 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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‘Quad’ leaders commit to North Korea denuclearization, but not peninsula peace

‘Quad’ leaders commit to North Korea denuclearization, but not peninsula peace

Inclusion of abductee issue likely reflects Japanese language requests, says Vipin Narang

‘Quad’ leaders commit to North Korea denuclearization, but not peninsula peace
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll March 12, 2021
US Commander doubtful on North Korean ability to use recently paraded weapons

US Commander doubtful on North Korean ability to use recently paraded weapons

“Projecting a capability in a parade, while an effective communication strategy, does not necessarily equal the ability"

US Commander doubtful on North Korean ability to use recently paraded weapons
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll March 10, 2021
US omits North Korea from keynote speech on foreign policy priorities

US omits North Korea from keynote speech on foreign policy priorities

Omission despite Biden’s pledge to liaise closely with partners like South Korea

US omits North Korea from keynote speech on foreign policy priorities
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll March 3, 2021
US should not recognize North Korea as ‘limited nuclear power’: H.R. McMaster

US should not recognize North Korea as ‘limited nuclear power’: H.R. McMaster

Sanctions should not be relieved to spur initial denuclearization talks, McMaster says

US should not recognize North Korea as ‘limited nuclear power’: H.R. McMaster
Russian diplomats exit North Korea on trolleys built for evacuating foreigners

Russian diplomats exit North Korea on trolleys built for evacuating foreigners

The eight Russian Embassy staff left amid an overall exodus of diplomats and aid workers who were stationed in Pyongyang

Russian diplomats exit North Korea on trolleys built for evacuating foreigners
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll February 25, 2021
Delegations traveling to and from North Korea flatlined in 2020, new tool shows

Delegations traveling to and from North Korea flatlined in 2020, new tool shows

A new NK Pro research tool tracked more than 7,500 groups that traveled to or from North Korea starting in 1997

Delegations traveling to and from North Korea flatlined in 2020, new tool shows
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll February 23, 2021
North Korea appoints foreign trade specialist as ambassador to China

North Korea appoints foreign trade specialist as ambassador to China

Ri Ryong Nam's appointment hints at greater economic exchange between North Korea and China, experts say

North Korea appoints foreign trade specialist as ambassador to China
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll February 19, 2021
Phoning it in: North Korea’s archaic (and expensive) international call system

Phoning it in: North Korea’s archaic (and expensive) international call system

Calling Pyongyang is relatively straightforward - if you have the patience, the time and the money

Phoning it in: North Korea’s archaic (and expensive) international call system
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll February 15, 2021
Filmmaker says he’s still sitting on evidence of North Korean weapons deals
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Filmmaker says he’s still sitting on evidence of North Korean weapons deals

“The Mole” depicted shady DPRK dealings, but the U.N. allegedly hasn’t seen extra evidence gathered by the filmmaker

Filmmaker says he’s still sitting on evidence of North Korean weapons deals
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll February 11, 2021
North Korea vessels illegally exported coal and imported ‘humanitarian aid’

North Korea vessels illegally exported coal and imported ‘humanitarian aid’

It’s unclear what North Korea imported, but the country’s coal exports suggest poor sanctions enforcement abroad

North Korea vessels illegally exported coal and imported ‘humanitarian aid’
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll February 11, 2021