January 27, 2021


Chad O'Carroll

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


What to make of North Korea’s massive Eighth Party Congress reveal

Pyongyang announced key foreign policy, military and economic goals that tell us a lot about the future

Chad O'Carroll January 9, 2021

Report: The rise in North Korea-China relations and what it means for 2021

While COVID-19 has halted most exchange, indicators suggest momentum between two allies will continue after virus passes

Chad O'Carroll January 4, 2021

What to expect at North Korea’s Eighth Party Congress

A new economic plan will likely be announced, but there’s no sign that it can create the results that North Korea needs

Chad O'Carroll December 29, 2020

Nearly five years later, high rises near Kim Il Sung square are still unfinished

Recent ground-level photos show that central Pyongyang apartments remain incomplete

Chad O'Carroll December 23, 2020

Singaporean breached North Korea sanctions with bulk exports of Pokka coffee

Pokka Singapore denies connection with recently jailed Lim “William” Cheng Hwee and SINSMS freight-forwarding company

Chad O'Carroll December 21, 2020

Despite complaints, UN can’t agree on new North Korea sanctions designations

German chair of the U.N. 1718 Sanctions Committee speaks on the challenges North Korea sanctions face

Chad O'Carroll December 19, 2020

Thirty aircraft spotted flying in light show formation in Chongjin, North Korea

A photo obtained by NK Pro suggests that North Korea was preparing for the "Day of Air Men" on Nov. 29

Chad O'Carroll December 1, 2020

Why the killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist can’t inform North Korea policy

Targeted assassinations of top North Korean officials would be much harder for enemies to do inside DPRK territory

Chad O'Carroll November 30, 2020

How the UN Panel of Experts on the DPRK compares to other investigative panels

Absence of travel opportunities in the DPRK marks one key difference for the North Korea PoE

Chad O'Carroll October 23, 2020

No mandate: Will the UN Panel of Experts disappear in the future?

Future of UN Panel of Experts could be threatened if states disagree about its value

Chad O'Carroll October 21, 2020
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