April 14, 2024

About the author

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'

North Korea insists it is ‘responsible nuclear state,’ slams US nuke policy

North Korea insists it is ‘responsible nuclear state,’ slams US nuke policy

Expert says rare statement by DPRK mission repeats familiar grievances and dovetails with Russian and Chinese positions

North Korea insists it is ‘responsible nuclear state,’ slams US nuke policy
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 7, 2023
What a Chinese delegation’s visit means for North Korea’s border controls
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What a Chinese delegation’s visit means for North Korea’s border controls

DPRK may be testing waters before easing restrictions, or just making an exception for key ally on important holiday

What a Chinese delegation’s visit means for North Korea’s border controls
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 25, 2023
How North Korea will handle the case of US soldier who illegally entered country
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How North Korea will handle the case of US soldier who illegally entered country

Evidence suggests DPRK will release American in short order, but COVID and hotline issues could complicate things

How North Korea will handle the case of US soldier who illegally entered country
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 19, 2023
American crosses into North Korea during Panmunjom tour: UN Command

American crosses into North Korea during Panmunjom tour: UN Command

UNC says US citizen is believed to be in DPRK custody and that it is working with North Korea to resolve incident

American crosses into North Korea during Panmunjom tour: UN Command
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 18, 2023
North Korean media issues rare rebuke of those who waste ‘precious electricity’

North Korean media issues rare rebuke of those who waste ‘precious electricity’

Expert says allegations seek to distract from power production problems, while another notes energy theft is pervasive

North Korean media issues rare rebuke of those who waste ‘precious electricity’
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 18, 2023
South Korea evasive about sharing North Korean satellite debris with UN experts

South Korea evasive about sharing North Korean satellite debris with UN experts

Seoul noncommittal in comments to NK News, though it allowed sanctions investigators to inspect similar wreckage in past

South Korea evasive about sharing North Korean satellite debris with UN experts
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 14, 2023
Tuning into mystery: Border trip uncovers obscure TV broadcast into North Korea

Tuning into mystery: Border trip uncovers obscure TV broadcast into North Korea

Receivers can pick up South Korean programs that air on rare frequency, part of apparent effort to get info into DPRK

Tuning into mystery: Border trip uncovers obscure TV broadcast into North Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 13, 2023
What to make of North Korea’s puzzling threats against US spy plane flights
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What to make of North Korea’s puzzling threats against US spy plane flights

DPRK issued three statements alleging intrusions, in what may be attempt to save face after ROK disparaged its satellite

What to make of North Korea’s puzzling threats against US spy plane flights
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 11, 2023
Kim Yo Jong claims DPRK aircraft forced ‘intruding’ US spy planes to retreat

Kim Yo Jong claims DPRK aircraft forced ‘intruding’ US spy planes to retreat

North Korean leader’s sister warns of ‘shocking incident’ over flights, after Pyongyang threatened to shoot down planes

Kim Yo Jong claims DPRK aircraft forced ‘intruding’ US spy planes to retreat
The revolving door: Why people end up quitting the North Korea field

The revolving door: Why people end up quitting the North Korea field

Frustration at lack of progress among factors driving exodus, which some fear could diminish understanding of DPRK

The revolving door: Why people end up quitting the North Korea field
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll June 30, 2023
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