Chad O’Carroll has written on North Korea since 2010 and writes between London and Seoul.
China’s skepticism of sanctions could lead it to end support, eliminating a key source of information on DPRK activities
New president’s goals good for nuclear industry, while air quality concerns likely mean continued space for renewables
Korea Pro asks experts what the key wins and missed opportunities were during first Yoon-Biden summit
Two leaders move to deploy US strategic assets and expand drills at summit but offer little to entice Pyongyang to talks
Multiple round trips in recent days appear to be first Air Koryo international flights since early 2020
Farmers and other agricultural workers engaging rice fields and walking outside amid COVID-19 ‘lockdown’ orders
Expert says authorities in Pyongyang taking advantage of pandemic to further justify isolation and crackdowns on society
Kim Jong Un may continue to refuse aid offers, but former DPRK officials think Pyongyang outbreak changes the game
Calls to multiple North Korean businesses go answered day after ‘national problem’ forced people indoors
Spikes in neighboring countries, economic impact on China and a stagnant containment strategy add to old problems
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