May 29, 2022

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Chad O'Carroll

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

Featured Content

What if the UN shuts down the Panel of Experts overseeing North Korea sanctions?

China’s skepticism of sanctions could lead it to end support, eliminating a key source of information on DPRK activities

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollMay 27, 2022
KOREA PRO

More nuclear, less coal? The future of South Korea’s energy mix

New president’s goals good for nuclear industry, while air quality concerns likely mean continued space for renewables

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollMay 24, 2022
KOREA PRO

Expert roundup: What did the US and South Korea achieve at their latest summit?

Korea Pro asks experts what the key wins and missed opportunities were during first Yoon-Biden summit

NK PRO
Analysis

Why Biden and Yoon’s vow to bolster deterrence won’t alter North Korea’s course

Two leaders move to deploy US strategic assets and expand drills at summit but offer little to entice Pyongyang to talks

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollMay 21, 2022
COVID-19

North Korean jets fly to China to pick up pandemic supplies: Sources

Multiple round trips in recent days appear to be first Air Koryo international flights since early 2020

COVID-19

North Korean rural areas active as ‘fever’ rips through country

Farmers and other agricultural workers engaging rice fields and walking outside amid COVID-19 ‘lockdown’ orders

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollMay 16, 2022
NK PRO
Analysis

North Korean COVID-19 rules warn of transmission by balloons, drones and rivers

Expert says authorities in Pyongyang taking advantage of pandemic to further justify isolation and crackdowns on society

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollMay 12, 2022
COVID-19

Why Omicron might finally change North Korea’s mind about vaccines

Kim Jong Un may continue to refuse aid offers, but former DPRK officials think Pyongyang outbreak changes the game

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollMay 12, 2022
News

Pyongyang lockdown appears to continue for second day: Sources

Calls to multiple North Korean businesses go answered day after ‘national problem’ forced people indoors

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollMay 11, 2022
NK PRO
Analysis

Why the risks of an Omicron outbreak in North Korea are getting worse

Spikes in neighboring countries, economic impact on China and a stagnant containment strategy add to old problems

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollMay 11, 2022
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