May 21, 2022


Chad O'Carroll

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

Featured Content

How COVID-19 has severed defectors from their loved ones in North Korea

The DPRK’s border controls have made it increasingly difficult to keep families informed and financially afloat

Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Chaewon ChungMarch 31, 2022

North Korea’s launch of enormous missile attracts little US media attention

The war in Ukraine has overshadowed Pyongyang’s weapons tests, which an expert says could lead to future problems

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollMarch 25, 2022

North Korea’s first ICBM test in years may trigger security crisis in the region

More launches and another nuclear test are likely as Seoul refocuses on deterrence and containment

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollMarch 24, 2022

Missile launches from Pyongyang airport endanger aircraft and nearby residents

Debris on runways can cause significant plane damage, discouraging airlines from flying there in future

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollMarch 17, 2022

Why a North Korean satellite launch could precede major inter-Korean tensions

Pyongyang answered the last conservative presidential victory in Seoul with ballistic missile and nuclear tests

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollMarch 15, 2022

Syrian ambassador to leave North Korea as diplomatic exodus continues

Latest departure leaves only four foreign ambassadors in Pyongyang, though Syria will not shutter its embassy

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollMarch 11, 2022

How global pressure on Russia could impact the North Korea sanctions regime

Moscow could withdraw support for the UN Panel of Experts on the DPRK and block new Security Council designations

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollMarch 11, 2022

North Korea tested ‘new’ intercontinental ballistic missile system: US official

Recent ‘reconnaissance satellite’ system tests were ICBM-capable platforms and represent a ‘serious escalation’

Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Chaewon ChungMarch 11, 2022
Expert Surveys

Expert roundup: What Yoon Suk-yeol’s win means for inter-Korean relations

Analysts expect Seoul to move closer to Washington and more missile tests from Pyongyang

Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Chaewon ChungMarch 10, 2022

US issues unusual statement on enhanced North Korea intelligence collection

Analysts say statement likely due to recent North Korean satellite technology launches and upcoming anniversary

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollMarch 10, 2022