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June 13, 2024


Chad O'Carroll

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.


North Korea holds nationwide student programming comp.

News of competition highlights North Korea's increasing focus on information technology

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollAugust 22, 2013

North Korea repaints Air Koryo cargo planes for military show

Planes were "likely repainted" for Victory Day celebrations and borrowed from Air Koryo

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollAugust 15, 2013

High ranking American should come to N. Korea – Kenneth Bae

"I think that a high-ranking official should come here, as a representative of the U.S."

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollAugust 13, 2013

N. Korean ski resort anticipates 5,000 customers per day

North Korean citizens and foreign tourists predicted to form backbone of clients

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollAugust 12, 2013

Why is tracking North Korean aircraft so difficult?

Despite 21st century technology, tracking flights in and out of North Korea is no easy feat

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollAugust 9, 2013

N. Korea proposes round seven of Kaesong talks on August 14

North Korea makes proposal after nine days of silence on Kaesong

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollAugust 7, 2013

Ex-wrestler wants to help mend ties between N. Korea and Japan

Inoki wants to "create an environment where one-on-one talks could be held"

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollAugust 6, 2013

North Korea continues silence on Kaesong complex talks

"The danger with ultimatums is what do you do if they are not accepted"

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollAugust 5, 2013

North Korean cruise company wants to sail to South Korea

Company claims it can also take South Korean passengers

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollAugust 2, 2013

North Korean nuclear backpacks likely “stuffed with rags”

But North Korean interlocutor claims they contain "hazardous material" suits

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollAugust 1, 2013