July 11, 2020


Chad O'Carroll

Chad O’Carroll has written on North Korea since 2010 and writes between London and Seoul.


Six months since border closures, fears of COVID-19 mount in North Korea

Analysis suggests that the DPRK is likely trying to minimize the spread of existing outbreaks

Chad O'Carroll July 8, 2020

North Korean restaurant in Beijing remains open, despite UN sanctions

Pyongyang Unbangwan is one of at least two DPRK-linked eateries operating in the Chinese capital city

Chad O'Carroll June 26, 2020

Motivations for mass leafleting: What next for inter-Korean tensions?

Pyongyang seems intent at encouraging escalatory responses from Seoul

Chad O'Carroll June 23, 2020

Inter-Korean tensions: what next after the demolition of the liaison office?

Tuesday's move by Pyongyang represents a serious escalation of tensions

Chad O'Carroll June 16, 2020

ANALYSIS: What’s driving increasing North Korean vitriol towards the South?

Indicators suggest Pyongyang wants to elevate a sense of crisis with South Korea. But why?

Chad O'Carroll June 8, 2020

Managing risk: what happens in the event of Kim Jong Un’s unexpected death?

In the absence of a clear successor, the North Korean leader's sudden passing could spark instability within the country

Chad O'Carroll May 19, 2020

What to make of South Korean claims of “nothing unusual” in North Korea

Few unusual or suspicious indicators were recorded before and after the death of Kim Jong Il

Chad O'Carroll April 27, 2020

Kim Jong Un health rumors: what we know so far

While DPRK media continues to reveal details of notes allegedly sent by Kim Jong Un, something seems to be wrong

Chad O'Carroll April 24, 2020

South Korean firm repeatedly tied to North Korea-linked ship-to-ship transfers

ROK company implicated in encounters with DPRK-flagged and UNSC-designated vessels


South Korean vendor of North Korean products not violating sanctions: MOU

Goods were all imported prior to 2010 imposition of 'May 24 Measures'

Chad O'Carroll April 9, 2020
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