December 04, 2022


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.


Why conferences in Korea are (mostly) a waste of time and resources

Overfocus on prestige signaling makes for pretty settings but little substance or real debate, experts say

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollNovember 24, 2022

The cost of South Korean media’s obsession with vows, promises and pledges

Uncritical amplification of political statements and press releases remains commonplace, crowding out original reporting

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollOctober 19, 2022

Fast internet speeds can’t save South Korea’s terrible websites

Proprietary security protocols and bad UI pose barriers to foreigners and fly in the face of country’s global ambitions

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollSeptember 14, 2022

What a Trump comeback would mean for South Korea’s reset with the US

Reelection of former president hostile toward Seoul could throw allies’ ties into chaos, experts say

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollAugust 29, 2022

Travelers blame South Korea for missed flights over new document requirements

A dozen visitors tell Korea Pro their travel plans were disrupted because they were not informed about new K-ETA system

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollJune 27, 2022

Why Iron Dome and an aircraft carrier provide limited benefits for South Korea

Bruce Bennett explains logic of ROK’s military development and how it sells advanced capabilities at lower cost than US

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollJune 13, 2022

More nuclear, less coal? The future of South Korea’s energy mix

New president’s goals good for nuclear industry, while air quality concerns likely mean continued space for renewables

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollMay 24, 2022

Expert roundup: What did the US and South Korea achieve at their latest summit?

Korea Pro asks experts what the key wins and missed opportunities were during first Yoon-Biden summit


Yoon Suk-yeol’s inauguration speech: Key takeaways and full text

Experts say new South Korean president is cleaving strongly toward U.S.-led internationalism