July 31, 2021

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Chad O'Carroll

Chad O'Carroll

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

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Analysis

Resuming inter-Korean hotline communications: What it means

Dormant inter-Korean diplomacy will increase in intensity, but scheduled USFK drills could pose a hurdle for Seoul

Author Image Chad O'Carroll| Jeongmin Kim July 27, 2021
News

India closes embassy in DPRK following departure of diplomats

International community in Pyongyang continues to dwindle as only handful of embassies remain operational

Author Image Chad O'Carroll July 26, 2021
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Analysis

NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea

Former North Korea aid worker, travel guide weigh in on major risks in the event of a nationwide crisis

Author Image Chad O'Carroll July 23, 2021
COVID-19

Another group of diplomats and expats leaves North Korea via China

Indonesian and Bulgarian embassies temporarily close due to latest departures as mass exodus of foreigners continues

Author Image Chad O'Carroll July 23, 2021
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Analysis

Overtaxed cell network and shoddy construction pose risks in North Korea

Poor infrastructure is a potential obstacle to humanitarian work, but the country's people could contribute in a crisis

Author Image Chad O'Carroll July 21, 2021
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News

North Korea-linked firm offering expanded range of radio hardware online

Glocom Corp’s website offerings have increased in 2021 despite U.N. sanctions pressure

Author Image Chad O'Carroll July 21, 2021
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Analysis

Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks

Problems in electricity, fuel supply, poor roads and antiquated vehicles could complicate future humanitarian operations

Author Image Chad O'Carroll July 20, 2021
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Analysis

How North Korea’s poor infrastructure could compound devastation in a disaster

Problems in water supply, food security, health care and agriculture could complicate future humanitarian operations

Author Image Chad O'Carroll July 19, 2021
News

Indian ambassador leaves Pyongyang as mass exodus out of DPRK continues

Only handful of embassies remain open in North Korea as COVID-19 controls ban international travel, movement in country

Author Image Chad O'Carroll July 13, 2021
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Analysis

Amid North Korean food ‘crisis,’ signs of possible humanitarian aid imports

Two inbound shipments of possible humanitarian aid detected in May and June 2021 satellite imagery

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