April 02, 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.


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

North Korean ferry capsized near Wonsan naval base, satellite imagery shows

Ship appears to have been docked closer to city center before being moved, suggesting unrepairable issue

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollFebruary 20, 2023

French helicopter makes rare appearance at North Korea’s military parade

AS350 appears in clip aired during parade coverage, the first time state media has shown aircraft since 2014

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollFebruary 17, 2023

What to make of North Korea’s fifth military parade of the COVID era

Reveal of new missile shows steady progress toward weapons goals, while daughter’s prominence hints at health troubles

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollFebruary 9, 2023

North Korean military parade kicks off as fireworks and jets soar over capital

Videos seen by NK News show Kim Jong Un’s entrance music played, multiple rounds of fireworks and waves of jet flyovers

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollFebruary 8, 2023

Why Kim Jong Un held a banquet at Pyongyang’s biggest hotel for foreigners

North Korea travel experts express surprise at use of Yanggakdo Hotel, formerly the main accommodation for tourists

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollFebruary 8, 2023

Illuminated jets fly over Pyongyang in latest sign of imminent military parade

Event could feature new missiles, drones and other weapons in what would be the DPRK’s fifth after-dark parade

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollFebruary 8, 2023

Jets fly over Pyongyang overnight in likely training for military parade

Videos seen by NK News show planes with flares and LED lights, while photos show preparations in Kim Il Sung Square

Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Colin ZwirkoFebruary 4, 2023