March 27, 2023


Chad O'Carroll

Chad O'Carroll is the founder of NK News/NK Pro and related holding company Korea Risk Group. In addition to being the group's CEO, O'Carroll is a frequent writer and commentator about the Koreas, having written about the two nations since 2010. He has visited the DPRK multiple times, worked and lived in Washington, D.C. with a focus on peninsula issues, and lived in the ROK since 2016.


Price to fish in North Korean waters soars ninefold to $450K, UN report suggests

Chinese mission dismisses evidence from Panel of Experts, as illegal fishing rapidly depletes DPRK fisheries

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollMarch 27, 2023

Domestic-facing North Korean media condemns US-ROK drills in rare commentary

Rodong Sinmun slams Yoon Suk-yeol and details US military assets in what experts call effort to ratchet up tensions


North Korea using US-ROK drills as cover to carry out missile tests, experts say

Latest launch of Hwasong-17 ICBM aims to break up alliance coordination and introduces improvements to missile design

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollMarch 17, 2023
Border Controls

North Korea unlikely to follow China and reopen borders to tourism, experts say

Travel industry insiders say Pyongyang still fears COVID and may seal borders to visitors for at least another year

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollMarch 15, 2023

China says it’s ‘gravely concerned’ about US-ROK drills on Korean Peninsula

Beijing blames US pressure for tensions after North Korea conducts third missile launch in last week

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollMarch 15, 2023

Toxic portfolio? The growing risks of Security Council discord over North Korea

In statements to NK News, member states explain how cooperation has broken down as DPRK missile tests have ramped up

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollMarch 10, 2023

North Korea cancels Pyongyang marathon for 4th straight year, tour agency says

Koryo Tours cites ongoing COVID border controls for decision but says ‘great possibility’ event will be held in 2024

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollMarch 9, 2023

Intercepting North Korean ICBM test would be ‘declaration of war’: Kim Yo Jong

Remarks come after US commander reportedly said US will shoot down any ICBM that the DPRK fires toward Pacific region

Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Colin ZwirkoMarch 7, 2023

No signs of death and starvation at inter-Korean border, UNC officials say

Personnel at Joint Security Area say DPRK’s patterns of activity unchanged despite reports of deadly famine

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollMarch 6, 2023

What Kim Yo Jong’s missives say about North Korean priorities and sensitivities

DPRK leader’s sister has repeatedly insulted South Korean experts, but it’s far from clear what she seeks to achieve

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollFebruary 21, 2023
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