January 20, 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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Amid economic crash, DPRK tried to import $1 million in Lexus vehicles in 2020

Amid economic crash, DPRK tried to import $1 million in Lexus vehicles in 2020

North Korea sought to acquire Lexus SUVs through China despite limited trade during pandemic, PoE report shows

Amid economic crash, DPRK tried to import $1 million in Lexus vehicles in 2020
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 26, 2021
North Korean illicit trade nosedives during pandemic, PoE report finds
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North Korean illicit trade nosedives during pandemic, PoE report finds

COVID-19 'significantly affected' North Korea’s ability to clandestinely export coal, import fuel products

North Korean illicit trade nosedives during pandemic, PoE report finds
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 24, 2021
As Kim Jong Un slims down, North Korean state media covers body weight issues

As Kim Jong Un slims down, North Korean state media covers body weight issues

Cartoon on state TV features girl criticizing friend for being overweight

As Kim Jong Un slims down, North Korean state media covers body weight issues
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 23, 2021
Sanctions obstacles: The fate of Moon Jae-in’s inter-Korean economic projects
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Sanctions obstacles: The fate of Moon Jae-in’s inter-Korean economic projects

The Kaesong Industrial Complex, Kumgang tourism and infrastructure improvements all face unique sanctions challenges

Sanctions obstacles: The fate of Moon Jae-in’s inter-Korean economic projects
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
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