June 20, 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 closes party meeting with plea for loyalty, vows to overcome ‘difficulties’

Kim closes party meeting with plea for loyalty, vows to overcome ‘difficulties’

North Korean leader pushes ideology and politburo sees slight shakeup as June plenum wraps up

Kim closes party meeting with plea for loyalty, vows to overcome ‘difficulties’
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 18, 2021
North Korea should prepare for both talks and confrontation with US, says Kim

North Korea should prepare for both talks and confrontation with US, says Kim

During ongoing party plenum, Kim also talked about solving food supply issues and “stabilizing” living conditions

North Korea should prepare for both talks and confrontation with US, says Kim
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 17, 2021
Poster of nuke attack on US still on display slips past North Korean censors
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Poster of nuke attack on US still on display slips past North Korean censors

State media has sought to hide anti-U.S. propaganda since relations improved in 2018

Poster of nuke attack on US still on display slips past North Korean censors
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 17, 2021
North Korean officials preparing strict economic plan for second half of 2021 

North Korean officials preparing strict economic plan for second half of 2021 

On second day of party plenum, officials reportedly split into groups to find “scientific, realistic measures”

North Korean officials preparing strict economic plan for second half of 2021 
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 16, 2021
Kim Jong Un admits food security issues as party plenum event kicks off

Kim Jong Un admits food security issues as party plenum event kicks off

Kim Jong Un concedes food situation outlook is 'tense', but says economic output has grown overall since last year

Kim Jong Un admits food security issues as party plenum event kicks off
Apparent jet ski activity ramps up near Kim Jong Un’s east coast retreat

Apparent jet ski activity ramps up near Kim Jong Un’s east coast retreat

Visitors to Wonsan mansion have frequently cited North Korean leader's water sports habits

Apparent jet ski activity ramps up near Kim Jong Un’s east coast retreat
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 15, 2021
North Korea reports heavy rain, warns of ‘inevitable’ typhoons

North Korea reports heavy rain, warns of ‘inevitable’ typhoons

Areas hit by typhoon last year received 4-5 inches of rain since Thursday, state media says

North Korea reports heavy rain, warns of ‘inevitable’ typhoons
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 11, 2021
North Korean media warns COVID vaccines may be ineffective for ‘next few years’

North Korean media warns COVID vaccines may be ineffective for ‘next few years’

The North Korean people may still face years of pandemic lockdown ahead, suggests state media

North Korean media warns COVID vaccines may be ineffective for ‘next few years’
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 9, 2021
Kim Jong Un looks thinner, and intelligence agencies are likely paying attention

Kim Jong Un looks thinner, and intelligence agencies are likely paying attention

The apparent weight loss comes after rumors of ill-health in recent years

Kim Jong Un looks thinner, and intelligence agencies are likely paying attention
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 8, 2021
Kim Jong Un promises economic ‘stabilization’ at meeting of party officials

Kim Jong Un promises economic ‘stabilization’ at meeting of party officials

North Korean leader reportedly led "consultative meeting" with top central, provincial officials ahead of party plenum

Kim Jong Un promises economic ‘stabilization’ at meeting of party officials
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 7, 2021
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