March 27, 2023


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.


Nukes, missiles and satellites: What to make of North Korea’s plenum outcome

Kim Jong Un’s confrontational stance toward Seoul raises risk of limited inter-Korean conflict in year ahead

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollJanuary 1, 2023

US establishes new humanitarian carveouts for North Korea sanctions regime

Aid worker says exemptions don’t go far enough in streamlining approval process for delivering assistance

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollDecember 21, 2022

North Korean copy of South’s ‘fire chicken’ ramen shown at Pyongyang food fair

Noodles by Kyonghung Trading Company featured at expo in Pyongyang in sign that clones of ROK products remain available

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollDecember 20, 2022

Singapore charges Pokka manager with selling $1M of canned drinks to North Korea

Court records indicate contraband products followed similar route into DPRK as luxury goods sold from city-state in past

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollDecember 13, 2022

US envoy to Seoul urges China and Russia to push North Korea to denuclearize

Washington remains committed to ‘extended deterrence’ for South Korea and Japan, including use of nuclear weapons

Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Shreyas ReddyDecember 1, 2022

Reveal of Kim Jong Un’s daughter sets her up as successor: Ex-DPRK officials

Some experts see sign North Korea will be nuke state for generations, while others see effort to ‘humanize’ leader

Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Shreyas ReddyNovember 19, 2022

Fewer luxuries on sale at North Korea’s Daesong Department Store, photos show

Exclusive photos show domestic products fill shelves but far fewer luxury goods on display than before the pandemic

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollNovember 9, 2022

UN sends $1M to North Korean bank account for ‘humanitarian assistance’

Experts note there are no international personnel in country to verify whether DPRK uses the money as intended

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollNovember 4, 2022

Risk assessment: The possible outcomes of Yoon Suk-yeol’s North Korea policy

‘Audacious plan’ appears an effort to kick the can down the road, but Seoul could face major problems before then

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollNovember 2, 2022

Egypt’s Orascom to receive loan worth $80M from North Korea cell network

Firm behind Koryolink has struggled to make money from the project or transfer funds outside the DPRK

Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Ethan JewellNovember 2, 2022
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