January 23, 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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North Korea shows off latest space and satellite tech at national event

The event is yet another sign that North Korea is back to promoting its space program after unusual silence in 2018

Colin Zwirko December 1, 2020

In a possible nod to Biden, North Korea stays silent on key ICBM anniversary

Sunday marked the three-year anniversary of the Hwasong-15 ICBM test launch in 2017

Colin Zwirko November 30, 2020

Kim Jong Un condemns ‘unscientific’ economic policies at Politburo meeting

Preparations for the upcoming Eighth Party Congress were also reportedly discussed by North Korea's top officials Sunday

Colin Zwirko November 29, 2020

As the world braces for a COVID-19 winter, North Korea gears up its ski resorts

Satellite imagery shows resorts and even a military ski base being covered with artificial snow

Colin Zwirko November 27, 2020

Putin hopes to expand on deals with Kim Jong Un, urges return to nuclear talks

Russian leader lauded bilateral ties at ceremony marking new North Korean ambassador’s role in Moscow

Colin Zwirko November 25, 2020

Two weeks on, North Korea still hasn’t said a word about Biden or the elections

Experts can only guess why the DPRK is silent, but history shows that Pyongyang handled past elections very differently

Colin Zwirko | Jeongmin Kim November 24, 2020

Photos: New North Korean weapons book chronicles the country’s nuke development

The state-produced book can serve as a cheat sheet for weapons test milestones under Kim Jong Un

Colin Zwirko November 24, 2020

A sign of the times: North Korea adds COVID-19 fighter to stamp depicting heroes

A man in personal protective gear joins workers, farmers and intellectuals in state propaganda artwork

Colin Zwirko November 23, 2020

US raises pressure on countries illegally hosting North Korean workers

Treasury Department newly sanctions North Korean and Russian firms for exporting “forced labor” from the DPRK

Colin Zwirko November 20, 2020

More clues surface about site thought to be secret North Korean nuclear facility

IAEA director says reported “Kangson” uranium enrichment plant near Pyongyang is “relevant” to DPRK nuke program

Colin Zwirko November 19, 2020
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