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.

Analysis

One year of COVID-19: The humanitarian impact of North Korea’s border lockdown

Foreign aid, personnel and funding have plummeted while thousands of North Koreans continue to suffer

Author Image Chad O'Carroll February 2, 2021
Analysis

One year of COVID-19: When will North Korea reopen its borders?

North Korea will likely maintain its lockdown until 2022 – and thousands of ordinary people will suffer as a result

Author Image Chad O'Carroll January 29, 2021
News

North Korea’s market exchange rate for foreigners suddenly drops by more than 9%

The abrupt shift could mean trade and travel restrictions will stay in place for the foreseeable future, experts say

Author Image Chad O'Carroll January 28, 2021
COVID-19

North Korea bans foreign children in restaurants and shops to combat COVID-19

The new rule is the latest in a long series of pandemic prevention measures, despite Pyongyang claiming to be virus-free

Author Image Chad O'Carroll January 22, 2021
News

North Korea says it’s ‘gravely concerned’ about Australian human rights abuses

North Korea, a country widely criticized for human rights abuses, is on a campaign to call out other countries

Author Image Chad O'Carroll January 22, 2021
News

North Korean parade likely kicks off in Pyongyang, formation aircraft spotted

Military aircraft spotted releasing fireworks in formation above Pyongyang city

Author Image Chad O'Carroll January 14, 2021
News

Armored vehicles and troops spotted going towards Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Square

Kim Il Sung Square is also lit up on a scale similar to the Oct. 10, 2020 military parade, a source tells NK News

Author Image Chad O'Carroll January 10, 2021
NK PRO
Analysis

What to make of North Korea’s massive Eighth Party Congress reveal

Pyongyang announced key foreign policy, military and economic goals that tell us a lot about the future

Author Image Chad O'Carroll January 9, 2021
News

Once lush with products, North Korean supermarkets are now barren and deceptive

Photos obtained by NK News show scarce food items and products that don’t look anything like what’s advertised

Author Image Chad O'Carroll January 5, 2021
NK PRO
Analysis

Report: The rise in North Korea-China relations and what it means for 2021

While COVID-19 has halted most exchange, indicators suggest momentum between two allies will continue after virus passes

Author Image Chad O'Carroll January 4, 2021
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