Chad O’Carroll has written on North Korea since 2010 and writes between London and Seoul.
The victim’s death likely involved shoot-to-kill orders in place to stop COVID-19 from entering the DPRK. But what now?
Precedent suggests that Pyongyang is likely to take wait-and-see posture and act later
Sanctions, border closures, COVID-19 and terrible weather are all snowballing into serious problems for the DPRK
The loss of embassy and aid workers in the DPRK may lead to dark era of extreme isolation and limited information
Despite sanctions and the COVID-19 global pandemic, North Korea's imprint on Dandong was easy to see in July 2020
Train cargo includes goods covered in blue tarpaulins while the border bridge appears to be undergoing maintenance
Report on suspected case marks a turning point in North Korea's approach to virus
Absence of an inter-Korean CMC agenda item suggests that Pyongyang is giving anti-South Korea plans a deep freeze
Analysis suggests that the DPRK is likely trying to minimize the spread of existing outbreaks
Pyongyang Unbangwan is one of at least two DPRK-linked eateries operating in the Chinese capital city
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