October 24, 2020


Chad O'Carroll

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


Managing risk: what happens in the event of Kim Jong Un’s unexpected death?

In the absence of a clear successor, the North Korean leader's sudden passing could spark instability within the country

Chad O'Carroll May 19, 2020

What to make of South Korean claims of “nothing unusual” in North Korea

Few unusual or suspicious indicators were recorded before and after the death of Kim Jong Il

Chad O'Carroll April 27, 2020

Kim Jong Un health rumors: what we know so far

While DPRK media continues to reveal details of notes allegedly sent by Kim Jong Un, something seems to be wrong

Chad O'Carroll April 24, 2020

South Korean firm repeatedly tied to North Korea-linked ship-to-ship transfers

ROK company implicated in encounters with DPRK-flagged and UNSC-designated vessels


South Korean vendor of North Korean products not violating sanctions: MOU

Goods were all imported prior to 2010 imposition of 'May 24 Measures'

Chad O'Carroll April 9, 2020

Despite route log data, North Korean vessel did not visit Australia

DPRK vessel appears to have engaged in spoofing

Chad O'Carroll April 7, 2020

COVID-19 in North Korea: an overview of the current situation

Pyongyang officially claims no infections within its territory, and has taken strict steps to stave off an outbreak

Chad O'Carroll March 26, 2020

Kim Jong Un spotted using armored Lexus luxury sedan

Vehicle features custom B6-level heavy-armor protection, expert says

Chad O'Carroll March 18, 2020

Sputnik Bank “ready to offer its services” to renew North Korea banking channel

Efforts necessary to find a non-sanctioned partner financial institution in the DPRK

Chad O'Carroll March 5, 2020

Some European missions in Pyongyang to temporarily close amid coronavirus fears

Personnel from multiple missions to fly out via Vladivostok on Air Koryo flight next week

Chad O'Carroll February 27, 2020
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