July 27, 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.

News

Kim Jong Un admits food security issues as party plenum event kicks off

Kim Jong Un concedes food situation outlook is 'tense', but says economic output has grown overall since last year

Author Image Chad O'Carroll| Colin Zwirko June 15, 2021
News

Price spike: Shampoo now selling for $200 in Pyongyang, bananas for $45

Imported items selling for up to 10 times higher than normal, raising fears of disrupted supply chains

Author Image Chad O'Carroll June 15, 2021
News

Spanish evidence claims Free Joseon used violence, weapons during embassy breach

Newly updated court document includes North Korean testimony, photos and CCTV evidence

Author Image Chad O'Carroll June 14, 2021
News

G7 nations call for the ‘complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula’

Explicit language surrounding the 'complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement (CVID)' of the DPRK excluded

Author Image Chad O'Carroll June 13, 2021
NK PRO
News

North Korea’s electricity exports to China jump amid reported domestic shortages

North Korean power exports to China thought to have low impact on nationwide grid, but local areas could be impacted

Author Image Chad O'Carroll June 11, 2021
News

Spain not seeking extradition of South Koreans involved in DPRK embassy break-in

Court documents reveal at least one ROK national implicated in Madrid raid

Author Image Chad O'Carroll June 11, 2021
News

Christopher Ahn at very low risk of being killed in Spain, some experts say

Ahn’s lawyer maintains North Korea wants to assassinate his client accused of embassy break-in

Author Image Chad O'Carroll June 8, 2021
News

New North Korea envoy to be part-time only

Sung Kim will return to Jakarta to focus predominantly on leading the Indonesia embassy, sources tell NK News

Author Image Chad O'Carroll May 25, 2021
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Analysis

On North Korea issues, what to make of the first Biden-Moon summit?

Summit deliverables on North Korea will be music to Moon Jae-in’s ears, but risk management was the main priority

Author Image Chad O'Carroll May 23, 2021
News

Inside North Korea’s only mosque during Eid al-Fitr

Amid pandemic, over two dozen attended Eid celebration at Rahman Mosque in Pyongyang

Author Image Chad O'Carroll May 18, 2021