April 19, 2021

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Chad O'Carroll

Chad O'Carroll

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

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US Commander doubtful on North Korean ability to use recently paraded weapons

“Projecting a capability in a parade, while an effective communication strategy, does not necessarily equal the ability"

Author Image Chad O'Carroll March 10, 2021
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US omits North Korea from keynote speech on foreign policy priorities

Omission despite Biden’s pledge to liaise closely with partners like South Korea

Author Image Chad O'Carroll March 3, 2021
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US should not recognize North Korea as ‘limited nuclear power’: H.R. McMaster

Sanctions should not be relieved to spur initial denuclearization talks, McMaster says

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Russian diplomats exit North Korea on trolleys built for evacuating foreigners

The eight Russian Embassy staff left amid an overall exodus of diplomats and aid workers who were stationed in Pyongyang

Author Image Chad O'Carroll February 25, 2021
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Delegations traveling to and from North Korea flatlined in 2020, new tool shows

A new NK Pro research tool tracked more than 7,500 groups that traveled to or from North Korea starting in 1997

Author Image Chad O'Carroll February 23, 2021
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North Korea appoints foreign trade specialist as ambassador to China

Ri Ryong Nam's appointment hints at greater economic exchange between North Korea and China, experts say

Author Image Chad O'Carroll February 19, 2021
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Phoning it in: North Korea’s archaic (and expensive) international call system

Calling Pyongyang is relatively straightforward - if you have the patience, the time and the money

Author Image Chad O'Carroll February 15, 2021
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Filmmaker says he’s still sitting on evidence of North Korean weapons deals

“The Mole” depicted shady DPRK dealings, but the U.N. allegedly hasn’t seen extra evidence gathered by the filmmaker

Author Image Chad O'Carroll February 11, 2021
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North Korea vessels illegally exported coal and imported ‘humanitarian aid’

It’s unclear what North Korea imported, but the country’s coal exports suggest poor sanctions enforcement abroad

Author Image Chad O'Carroll February 11, 2021
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North Korea imported up to eight times its legal fuel limit in 2020: UN report

Illicit fuel imports similar in scale to 2019, but coal exports dropped sharply after July's COVID-19 restrictions

Author Image Chad O'Carroll February 10, 2021