May 17, 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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Toy guns and puppies: The latest art by North Korea’s famed Mansudae Studio

Toy guns and puppies: The latest art by North Korea’s famed Mansudae Studio

The DPRK's top art studio continues to turn out a mix of propaganda paintings and more lighthearted pieces

Toy guns and puppies: The latest art by North Korea’s famed Mansudae Studio
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 16, 2021
New North Korean book highlights ‘trust’ between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump

New North Korean book highlights ‘trust’ between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump

Moon Jae-in totally absent from new publication, while Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin feature heavily

New North Korean book highlights ‘trust’ between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 12, 2021
New activity at Kim Jong Un’s private beach may signal visit to east coast
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New activity at Kim Jong Un’s private beach may signal visit to east coast

A military submarine base up the coast in Sinpho also saw renewed activity this week

New activity at Kim Jong Un’s private beach may signal visit to east coast
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 11, 2021
Why did North Korea’s ‘ordinary girl’ YouTuber disappear from the web?

Why did North Korea’s ‘ordinary girl’ YouTuber disappear from the web?

Un A once racked up thousands of views as “the new face of North Korean propaganda”

Why did North Korea’s ‘ordinary girl’ YouTuber disappear from the web?
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 30, 2021
Kim Jong Un wants to control teens with music, haircuts and socialist thought

Kim Jong Un wants to control teens with music, haircuts and socialist thought

North Korean leader tells Youth League to stamp out “exotic lifestyles” and “dangerous poisons” to state ideals

Kim Jong Un wants to control teens with music, haircuts and socialist thought
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 29, 2021
North Korea tells its young leaders to ‘ruthlessly crush’ unruly teen behavior

North Korea tells its young leaders to ‘ruthlessly crush’ unruly teen behavior

The ruling party’s Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Youth League holds its first major meeting in five years this week

North Korea tells its young leaders to ‘ruthlessly crush’ unruly teen behavior
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 29, 2021
North Korea orders citizens to stay inside over COVID-19 dust storm fears

North Korea orders citizens to stay inside over COVID-19 dust storm fears

DPRK authorities have made similar orders several times since going into national lockdown in early 2020

North Korea orders citizens to stay inside over COVID-19 dust storm fears
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Chad O'Carroll | Colin Zwirko April 27, 2021
North Korea shows sign of airstrike drill around replica South Korean Blue House
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North Korea shows sign of airstrike drill around replica South Korean Blue House

Satellite imagery shows airstrike targets were freshly painted near the mock Blue House since mid-April

North Korea shows sign of airstrike drill around replica South Korean Blue House
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 27, 2021
US to North Korea sanctions violators: Prepare to ‘lose liberty and property’
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US to North Korea sanctions violators: Prepare to ‘lose liberty and property’

FBI wants to send a "clear" message with latest ship seizure and warrant for Singaporean man’s arrest

US to North Korea sanctions violators: Prepare to ‘lose liberty and property’
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 25, 2021
North Korea discourages computer game addiction, pushes tech in new short film

North Korea discourages computer game addiction, pushes tech in new short film

After two-year hiatus, state-run TV channel airs new live-action dramas packed with socialist life lessons

North Korea discourages computer game addiction, pushes tech in new short film
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 23, 2021
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