Chad O'Carroll | NK News
June 14, 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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
North Korea shuts down Angola embassy as diplomatic closures widen

North Korea shuts down Angola embassy as diplomatic closures widen

Move follows closure of Uganda embassy and as media report DPRK to shutter over a dozen missions due to financial issues

North Korea shuts down Angola embassy as diplomatic closures widen
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Joe Smith October 30, 2023
North Korea’s forgotten missile stockpile is old, but far from obsolete

North Korea’s forgotten missile stockpile is old, but far from obsolete

Experts say DPRK has amassed hundreds of archaic missiles that could still play a role in future inter-Korean conflict

North Korea’s forgotten missile stockpile is old, but far from obsolete
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll October 27, 2023
North Korea to raise tourism prices, move to dollar payments: Tour company

North Korea to raise tourism prices, move to dollar payments: Tour company

Expert warns move away from euros could result in sanctions violation by foreign visitors to DPRK

North Korea to raise tourism prices, move to dollar payments: Tour company
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Joe Smith October 26, 2023
What Russia could give North Korea in exchange for weapons to use in Ukraine
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What Russia could give North Korea in exchange for weapons to use in Ukraine

Moscow has an array of options to pay back the DPRK, from tourism and food aid to assistance that breaches UN sanctions

What Russia could give North Korea in exchange for weapons to use in Ukraine
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll October 24, 2023
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