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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South Korea detaining North Korea-linked ship suspected of sanctions violations

South Korea detaining North Korea-linked ship suspected of sanctions violations

Exclusive NK News photos show impounded Mongolia-flagged ship held in waters off South Korea's coast

South Korea detaining North Korea-linked ship suspected of sanctions violations
EXCLUSIVE: DPRK-linked ships move illicit coal to China for ‘humanitarian aid’
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EXCLUSIVE: DPRK-linked ships move illicit coal to China for ‘humanitarian aid’

UN Panel of Experts investigates possible ‘coal for food’ program as economy, agriculture face crises in North Korea

EXCLUSIVE: DPRK-linked ships move illicit coal to China for ‘humanitarian aid’
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 18, 2021
Photos: Toothpaste, candies and an IV — North Korean trash washes up in South Korea
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Photos: Toothpaste, candies and an IV — North Korean trash washes up in South Korea

Scores of empty toothpaste tubes among a diverse selection of trash washed up from the North

Photos: Toothpaste, candies and an IV — North Korean trash washes up in South Korea
Zooming in: How North Korean conducts spy operations in South Korea

Zooming in: How North Korean conducts spy operations in South Korea

Direct insertions of intelligence assets were previously common, but techniques have changed substantially

Zooming in: How North Korean conducts spy operations in South Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 10, 2021
YouTube terminates new North Korean propaganda channel, weeks after launch

YouTube terminates new North Korean propaganda channel, weeks after launch

Prompt deletion of Sonamu TV account follows site’s previous removal of DPRK-linked Echo of Truth channel

YouTube terminates new North Korean propaganda channel, weeks after launch
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 5, 2021
North Korea to reportedly require three-month quarantine period for 3-5 years
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North Korea to reportedly require three-month quarantine period for 3-5 years

China-based trader with experience working in North Korea shares what he knows about the border situation

North Korea to reportedly require three-month quarantine period for 3-5 years
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Colin Zwirko August 3, 2021
North Korea seems to deny claim of 50 escapees forcibly repatriated from China

North Korea seems to deny claim of 50 escapees forcibly repatriated from China

China regularly sent back DPRK defectors before COVID-19, but unclear if still possible amid strict pandemic lockdowns

North Korea seems to deny claim of 50 escapees forcibly repatriated from China
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 2, 2021
Resuming inter-Korean hotline communications: What it means
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Resuming inter-Korean hotline communications: What it means

Dormant inter-Korean diplomacy will increase in intensity, but scheduled USFK drills could pose a hurdle for Seoul

Resuming inter-Korean hotline communications: What it means
India closes embassy in DPRK following departure of diplomats

India closes embassy in DPRK following departure of diplomats

International community in Pyongyang continues to dwindle as only handful of embassies remain operational

India closes embassy in DPRK following departure of diplomats
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 26, 2021
NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea
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NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea

Former North Korea aid worker, travel guide weigh in on major risks in the event of a nationwide crisis

NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 23, 2021
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