April 13, 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'

What to make of reports that Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for summit with Putin

What to make of reports that Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for summit with Putin

Experts disagree on if Russia needs North Korean arms but say both sides seek to counter US-ROK military cooperation

What to make of reports that Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for summit with Putin
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Arius Derr | Chad O'Carroll | Joe Smith September 5, 2023
Bill Richardson, governor who helped free Americans from North Korea, dies at 75

Bill Richardson, governor who helped free Americans from North Korea, dies at 75

‘Undersecretary for thugs’ traveled to DPRK and other authoritarian countries to advocate for detained citizens

Bill Richardson, governor who helped free Americans from North Korea, dies at 75
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | James Fretwell September 4, 2023
North Korean embassies to open doors for events for first time during pandemic

North Korean embassies to open doors for events for first time during pandemic

Multiple missions to hold receptions for founding anniversary, in what expert calls move to revive global engagement

North Korean embassies to open doors for events for first time during pandemic
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Joe Smith September 1, 2023
Photos: US-ROK special forces carry out maritime infiltration drills
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Photos: US-ROK special forces carry out maritime infiltration drills

Training on South Korea’s east coast is part of ongoing summer exercises on defending against North Korean threats

Photos: US-ROK special forces carry out maritime infiltration drills
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 29, 2023
How Camp David summit deals on North Korea complicate peninsula security
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How Camp David summit deals on North Korea complicate peninsula security

US, ROK and Japan doubled down on deterrence, but their agreements are a band-aid rather than long-term solution

How Camp David summit deals on North Korea complicate peninsula security
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 21, 2023
What to make of North Korea’s open preparations for war with South Korea
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What to make of North Korea’s open preparations for war with South Korea

Kim Jong Un’s arms factory tours and approval of battle plans appear aimed at showing DPRK is able to ‘fight tonight’

What to make of North Korea’s open preparations for war with South Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 15, 2023
North Korea preparing for imminent border reopening: Tour company

North Korea preparing for imminent border reopening: Tour company

Koryo Tours says ‘reliable’ DPRK sources point to citizens re-entering country for first time in nearly four years

North Korea preparing for imminent border reopening: Tour company
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 11, 2023
North Korea urges citizens to safeguard leader portraits from incoming typhoon

North Korea urges citizens to safeguard leader portraits from incoming typhoon

State media says protecting statues, monuments and murals should be top priority, despite emphasizing people’s safety

North Korea urges citizens to safeguard leader portraits from incoming typhoon
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 10, 2023
Virgil Griffith ignored warnings on crypto dealings with North Korea, FBI says

Virgil Griffith ignored warnings on crypto dealings with North Korea, FBI says

Cryptocurrency expert is serving 63-month prison sentence for helping DPRK evade sanctions with blockchain technology

Virgil Griffith ignored warnings on crypto dealings with North Korea, FBI says
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 9, 2023
UNC says unclear when JSA tours will resume, weeks after Travis King crossing

UNC says unclear when JSA tours will resume, weeks after Travis King crossing

Suspension is latest obstacle to normalizing tours of area on North Korean border, following yearslong COVID closure

UNC says unclear when JSA tours will resume, weeks after Travis King crossing
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 7, 2023
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