January 28, 2020

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Chad O'Carroll

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

News

North Korean managers and workers mostly leave Dandong businesses, photos show

Photos, reports collected by NK Pro shows that most businesses have shut-down, though some workers allegedly remain

Chad O'Carroll January 27, 2020
Analysis

What North Korea’s Plenum now means for U.S. foreign policy

While a window of opportunity to turn things around remains, there is a very low chance it will be seized upon

Chad O'Carroll January 1, 2020
News

Prestigious Pyongyang shoe factory appears to be making inventory for export

Photos show labels in English and featuring international sizing measures

Chad O'Carroll December 27, 2019
Analysis

Photos of Air China refueling in Pyongyang raise questions about supply-lines

Despite sanctions and short route distance, Air China’s 737s regularly connect to Air Koryo fuel trucks

Chad O'Carroll| Jacob Fromer December 16, 2019
Analysis

Biegun arrives in Seoul: Last chance saloon for DPRK-U.S. negotiations?

Scene appears set for a final U.S. proposal to reboot talks before North Korea's deadline

Chad O'Carroll December 15, 2019
News

Vietnamese oil tanker which visited N. Korea seized by Malaysian commando unit

Only one crew member found after 5000-tonne vessel seized, others reportedly returned to respective countries

Chad O'Carroll December 12, 2019
News

As overseas worker deadline looms, Air Koryo increases flights to Vladivostok

19 additional round-trip flights scheduled for December, data shows

Chad O'Carroll December 10, 2019
News

Just weeks after the Singapore summit, Kim Jong Un visited new monument to ICBMs

Opened in February last year, the facility has yet to be featured in official state media

Chad O'Carroll November 29, 2019
Analysis

After the Hanoi summit, a hyper-securitization process underway in Pyongyang?

A range of incidents, trends, and policies have emerged which suggest DPRK authorities wish to sharply bolster control

Chad O'Carroll November 21, 2019
Analysis

Looking ahead: prospects for North Korea-U.S. relations

Amid a flurry of statements by DPRK officials, NK Pro analysts examine whether diplomacy can get back on track

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