February 25, 2024

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Colin Zwirko

Colin Zwirko is a Senior Analytic Correspondent for NK News based in Seoul. He joined the company in 2018 after receiving a master's degree in international security and foreign policy from South Korea's Yonsei University. Follow him on Twitter.

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North Korea hints beach resort twice as long as Waikiki may finally open soon
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North Korea hints beach resort twice as long as Waikiki may finally open soon

Russian tourists recently given sneak peak of Wonsan Kalma, while state media has started promoting east coast resort

North Korea hints beach resort twice as long as Waikiki may finally open soon
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Colin Zwirko February 23, 2024
Putin gives Kim Jong Un a car in violation of UN sanctions

Putin gives Kim Jong Un a car in violation of UN sanctions

Latest exchange between Russia and North Korea comes amid ongoing weapons trade

Putin gives Kim Jong Un a car in violation of UN sanctions
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Colin Zwirko February 20, 2024
Satellite imagery shows Kim Jong Un’s east coast yacht, missile test activities
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Satellite imagery shows Kim Jong Un’s east coast yacht, missile test activities

Location of missile test revealed as megayacht arrives at North Korean leader’s beach mansion this week

Satellite imagery shows Kim Jong Un’s east coast yacht, missile test activities
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Colin Zwirko February 17, 2024
Anti-South Korea policy change secures ‘lawful’ basis to attack: Kim Jong Un

Anti-South Korea policy change secures ‘lawful’ basis to attack: Kim Jong Un

North Korean leader shares interpretation in a speech at defense ministry to mark army holiday

Anti-South Korea policy change secures ‘lawful’ basis to attack: Kim Jong Un
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Colin Zwirko February 9, 2024
State media review: North Korea set to open long-stalled hospital this year
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State media review: North Korea set to open long-stalled hospital this year

An in-depth analysis of plans for DPRK’s ‘first’ modern general hospital, Japan’s removal of a Korean memorial and more

State media review: North Korea set to open long-stalled hospital this year
North Korea reveals first 20 ‘backward’ counties where factories will be built
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North Korea reveals first 20 ‘backward’ counties where factories will be built

Kim Jong Un ordered construction of 200 light industry factories over next decade to address DPRK’s underdevelopment

North Korea reveals first 20 ‘backward’ counties where factories will be built
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Colin Zwirko February 6, 2024
North Korea says it tested new ‘super-large’ cruise missile warhead

North Korea says it tested new ‘super-large’ cruise missile warhead

State media did not reveal if Kim Jong Un was present at launch where ‘new’ anti-aircraft missile was also tested

North Korea says it tested new ‘super-large’ cruise missile warhead
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Colin Zwirko February 3, 2024
North Korea conducts fourth cruise missile test in last 10 days: ROK military

North Korea conducts fourth cruise missile test in last 10 days: ROK military

Pyongyang keeps focus on low-flying tactical nuclear missiles intended to defeat South Korean defense systems

North Korea conducts fourth cruise missile test in last 10 days: ROK military
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Colin Zwirko February 2, 2024
Kim Jong Un inspects warships on west coast amid fears of new border dispute

Kim Jong Un inspects warships on west coast amid fears of new border dispute

North Korean leader says work on naval projects at Nampho Dockyard is key to 'war preparations'

Kim Jong Un inspects warships on west coast amid fears of new border dispute
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Colin Zwirko February 2, 2024
Kim Jong Un secretly visits new luxury mall in Pyongyang with China connections
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Kim Jong Un secretly visits new luxury mall in Pyongyang with China connections

Amid ‘communism’ revival, North Korea signals elite class remains priority and driver of sanctions evasion efforts

Kim Jong Un secretly visits new luxury mall in Pyongyang with China connections
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Colin Zwirko February 1, 2024
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