May 24, 2024

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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.

Analysis

How Camp David summit deals on North Korea complicate peninsula security

US, ROK and Japan doubled down on deterrence, but their agreements are a band-aid rather than long-term solution

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollAugust 21, 2023
Analysis

What to make of North Korea’s open preparations for war with South Korea

Kim Jong Un’s arms factory tours and approval of battle plans appear aimed at showing DPRK is able to ‘fight tonight’

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollAugust 15, 2023
News

North Korea preparing for imminent border reopening: Tour company

Koryo Tours says ‘reliable’ DPRK sources point to citizens re-entering country for first time in nearly four years

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollAugust 11, 2023
News

North Korea urges citizens to safeguard leader portraits from incoming typhoon

State media says protecting statues, monuments and murals should be top priority, despite emphasizing people’s safety

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollAugust 10, 2023
News

Virgil Griffith ignored warnings on crypto dealings with North Korea, FBI says

Cryptocurrency expert is serving 63-month prison sentence for helping DPRK evade sanctions with blockchain technology

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollAugust 9, 2023
News

UNC says unclear when JSA tours will resume, weeks after Travis King crossing

Suspension is latest obstacle to normalizing tours of area on North Korean border, following yearslong COVID closure

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollAugust 7, 2023
News

North Korea insists it is ‘responsible nuclear state,’ slams US nuke policy

Expert says rare statement by DPRK mission repeats familiar grievances and dovetails with Russian and Chinese positions

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollAugust 7, 2023
Analysis

What a Chinese delegation’s visit means for North Korea’s border controls

DPRK may be testing waters before easing restrictions, or just making an exception for key ally on important holiday

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollJuly 25, 2023
Analysis

How North Korea will handle the case of US soldier who illegally entered country

Evidence suggests DPRK will release American in short order, but COVID and hotline issues could complicate things

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollJuly 19, 2023
News

American crosses into North Korea during Panmunjom tour: UN Command

UNC says US citizen is believed to be in DPRK custody and that it is working with North Korea to resolve incident

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollJuly 18, 2023
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