July 27, 2021

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Colin Zwirko

Colin Zwirko is a Senior Analytic Correspondent for NK News based in Seoul. Follow him on Twitter @ColinZwirko.

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Kim Jong Un reappears after two-week break, visits cemetery on war anniversary

Kim Jong Un reappears after two-week break, visits cemetery on war anniversary

State media also implies top military official Pak Jong Chon retained Kim’s trust after recent demotion

Kim Jong Un reappears after two-week break, visits cemetery on war anniversary
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 26, 2021
Elderly North Korean war veterans fly into Pyongyang for major conference

Elderly North Korean war veterans fly into Pyongyang for major conference

Event set to glorify self-proclaimed victory over U.S.-led imperialism in Korean War amid tough domestic COVID measures

Elderly North Korean war veterans fly into Pyongyang for major conference
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 25, 2021
‘Substantial’ new evidence delays case of only North Korean in US custody

‘Substantial’ new evidence delays case of only North Korean in US custody

North Korea cut ties with Malaysia over extradition of Mun Chol Myong to US in March

‘Substantial’ new evidence delays case of only North Korean in US custody
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 23, 2021
Photos: North Korean capital bustling with changes amid prolonged lockdown

Photos: North Korean capital bustling with changes amid prolonged lockdown

New high-resolution satellite imagery reveals the changing shape of Pyongyang

Photos: North Korean capital bustling with changes amid prolonged lockdown
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 23, 2021
China’s glass-floor tourism craze arrives at North Korea’s doorstep

China’s glass-floor tourism craze arrives at North Korea’s doorstep

New overlook hundreds of feet over border river opens amid North Korean paranoia about prying eyes, COVID threats

China’s glass-floor tourism craze arrives at North Korea’s doorstep
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 20, 2021
North Korea delays major farmers’ meeting amid ‘food crisis,’ drought fears

North Korea delays major farmers’ meeting amid ‘food crisis,’ drought fears

State media says farmers in the country facing ‘unparalleled hardship and difficulties’

North Korea delays major farmers’ meeting amid ‘food crisis,’ drought fears
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 19, 2021
North Korea warns of health problems due to ongoing heat wave 

North Korea warns of health problems due to ongoing heat wave 

Most North Koreans lack access to air conditioning as temperatures reach over 35 Celsius in some regions

North Korea warns of health problems due to ongoing heat wave 
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 16, 2021
Kim Jong Un’s young propaganda musicians enjoy access to key Pyongyang palaces

Kim Jong Un’s young propaganda musicians enjoy access to key Pyongyang palaces

Rich and famous lifestyles feature prominently in music videos as state pushes ideological purity campaign

Kim Jong Un’s young propaganda musicians enjoy access to key Pyongyang palaces
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 14, 2021
Kim family using newly-remodeled ‘amusement park’ boat on east coast: imagery
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Kim family using newly-remodeled ‘amusement park’ boat on east coast: imagery

Secluded mansion sees first activity since 2019, suggesting North Korean leader may be in Wonsan again

Kim family using newly-remodeled ‘amusement park’ boat on east coast: imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 13, 2021
Kim Jong Un pushes new musical propaganda campaign as young artists awarded

Kim Jong Un pushes new musical propaganda campaign as young artists awarded

Band of the State Affairs Commission and other artists lauded for helping unify country amid ideological challenges

Kim Jong Un pushes new musical propaganda campaign as young artists awarded
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 11, 2021
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