May 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.


North Korea shuts down Angola embassy as diplomatic closures widen

Move follows closure of Uganda embassy and as media report DPRK to shutter over a dozen missions due to financial issues

Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Joe SmithOctober 30, 2023

North Korea’s forgotten missile stockpile is old, but far from obsolete

Experts say DPRK has amassed hundreds of archaic missiles that could still play a role in future inter-Korean conflict

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollOctober 27, 2023

North Korea to raise tourism prices, move to dollar payments: Tour company

Expert warns move away from euros could result in sanctions violation by foreign visitors to DPRK

Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Joe SmithOctober 26, 2023

What Russia could give North Korea in exchange for weapons to use in Ukraine

Moscow has an array of options to pay back the DPRK, from tourism and food aid to assistance that breaches UN sanctions

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollOctober 24, 2023

Apparent North Korean weapons used by Hamas, but DPRK denies

Analysts suggest both claims could be true, with rocket-propelled grenade launchers likely sourced indirectly

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollOctober 13, 2023

Chinese boats spotted fishing in North Korean waters likely violating sanctions

Experts suggest companies operating vessels in waters close to Northern Limit Line bought fishing rights from Pyongyang

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollOctober 10, 2023

UN Security Council to meet on North Korea following Kim Jong Un’s Russia visit

Meeting scheduled for Friday to review developments related to DPRK, sources tell NK News

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollSeptember 29, 2023

What to make of reports that Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for summit with Putin

Experts disagree on if Russia needs North Korean arms but say both sides seek to counter US-ROK military cooperation

Arius DerrArius Derr | Chad O'Carroll | Joe SmithSeptember 5, 2023

Bill Richardson, governor who helped free Americans from North Korea, dies at 75

‘Undersecretary for thugs’ traveled to DPRK and other authoritarian countries to advocate for detained citizens

Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | James FretwellSeptember 4, 2023

North Korean embassies to open doors for events for first time during pandemic

Multiple missions to hold receptions for founding anniversary, in what expert calls move to revive global engagement

Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Joe SmithSeptember 1, 2023
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