May 19, 2024

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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'

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
North Korea to rotate senior diplomats at several key embassies: Sources

North Korea to rotate senior diplomats at several key embassies: Sources

London and New York are among missions where new arrivals will replace staff for first time since before pandemic

North Korea to rotate senior diplomats at several key embassies: Sources
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll November 1, 2023
North Korea to close embassy in Spain due to sanctions: Spanish political party

North Korea to close embassy in Spain due to sanctions: Spanish political party

Mission reportedly cites difficulties developing bilateral ties as DPRK moves to shutter embassies around the world

North Korea to close embassy in Spain due to sanctions: Spanish political party
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll November 1, 2023
What to make of North Korea’s closure of multiple embassies overseas
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What to make of North Korea’s closure of multiple embassies overseas

Weak economy and sanctions likely driving shakeup, with broad implications for diplomacy, humanitarian aid and more

What to make of North Korea’s closure of multiple embassies overseas
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll November 1, 2023
New Land Rover SUV spotted in North Korean capital this year, UN report says

New Land Rover SUV spotted in North Korean capital this year, UN report says

Company denies it sold the SUV to Pyongyang, while appearance points to DPRK’s continued appetite for luxury vehicles

New Land Rover SUV spotted in North Korean capital this year, UN report says
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll October 31, 2023
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