May 25, 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 Korean media issues rare rebuke of those who waste ‘precious electricity’

Expert says allegations seek to distract from power production problems, while another notes energy theft is pervasive

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollJuly 18, 2023

South Korea evasive about sharing North Korean satellite debris with UN experts

Seoul noncommittal in comments to NK News, though it allowed sanctions investigators to inspect similar wreckage in past

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollJuly 14, 2023

Tuning into mystery: Border trip uncovers obscure TV broadcast into North Korea

Receivers can pick up South Korean programs that air on rare frequency, part of apparent effort to get info into DPRK

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollJuly 13, 2023

What to make of North Korea’s puzzling threats against US spy plane flights

DPRK issued three statements alleging intrusions, in what may be attempt to save face after ROK disparaged its satellite

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollJuly 11, 2023

Kim Yo Jong claims DPRK aircraft forced ‘intruding’ US spy planes to retreat

North Korean leader’s sister warns of ‘shocking incident’ over flights, after Pyongyang threatened to shoot down planes

Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Colin ZwirkoJuly 10, 2023

The revolving door: Why people end up quitting the North Korea field

Frustration at lack of progress among factors driving exodus, which some fear could diminish understanding of DPRK

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollJune 30, 2023
What If?

What if North Korea keeps its COVID border controls for years to come?

Kim Jong Un may see little value in allowing outsiders to enter again, even if to the detriment of his people

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollJune 28, 2023

Russian ambassador rejects reports of famine in North Korea, corpses on streets

In interview, Alexander Matsegora admits food situation is ‘not easy’ but dismisses BBC documentary claims of starvation

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollJune 23, 2023

Beijing pushes back against Blinken’s call for China to do more on North Korea

China again implies US must do more to resolve tensions, as DPRK slams secretary of state’s ‘disgraceful’ trip

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollJune 21, 2023

North Korea points finger at Zelenskyy after Kakhovka dam collapse

Experts say statement backing Russian narrative seeks to curry favor with Moscow as Ukraine war drags on

Chad O'CarrollChad O'CarrollJune 9, 2023
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