April 24, 2024


Chad O'Carroll

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.


Next steps for North Korea: Are international sanctions still relevant?

Vast majority of experts say DPRK sanctions regime is increasingly ineffective, but many argue it still has role to play

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollDecember 19, 2023

Next steps for North Korea: How open is Kim Jong Un to future diplomacy with US?

Most experts say DPRK would have limited interest in talks with new president, though some see potential in arms control

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollDecember 18, 2023

Next steps for North Korea: How successful is Yoon’s inter-Korean policy?

Survey of over 100 experts finds most consider Seoul’s approach ‘ineffective,’ with many saying tensions have worsened

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollDecember 15, 2023

Next steps for North Korea: How can the West and ROK influence Pyongyang?

Over 100 experts weigh in on the best policy toward the DPRK, with a plurality endorsing direct engagement and diplomacy

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollDecember 14, 2023

Famous French actor made obscene remarks about women during North Korea trip

Footage in new documentary shows Gérard Depardieu directed lewd comments toward DPRK guide and even a child in 2018

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollDecember 8, 2023

ROK choppers spotted near DMZ after collapse of military deal with North Korea

Photos show three helicopters where flights were previously banned, underscoring increased military activity near border

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollDecember 6, 2023

Reopening in slow motion: The growing risks of North Korea’s two-tiered scheme

DPRK is playing favorites with Russia and China, suggesting full return of diplomats and tourists could be long way off

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollNovember 27, 2023

Kim Jong Un viewed photos of US bases taken from new satellite, state media says

North Korea says spy satellite will begin operations in 7-10 days, with plans to launch another in 2024

Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Shreyas ReddyNovember 22, 2023

How North Korea’s successful satellite launch could raise tensions in near term

Seoul has suspended military pact and will soon launch own satellite, but will be wary of undermining World Expo bid

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollNovember 22, 2023

North Korea says it successfully placed military spy satellite into orbit

Kim Jong Un personally observes west coast launch as state media vows more satellites in ‘near future’

Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Colin ZwirkoNovember 22, 2023