February 01, 2023

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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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Sprawling worker camp appears near North Korea’s military nerve center
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Sprawling worker camp appears near North Korea’s military nerve center

Imagery shows new construction project outside Pyongyang that may be housing for munition workers or greenhouse farm

Sprawling worker camp appears near North Korea’s military nerve center
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 1, 2023
North Korea lifts lockdown in capital five days after ‘rising’ illness warning
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North Korea lifts lockdown in capital five days after ‘rising’ illness warning

State media remains silent on Pyongyang quarantine measures as preparations for military parade ramp up

North Korea lifts lockdown in capital five days after ‘rising’ illness warning
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Chad O'Carroll | Colin Zwirko January 30, 2023
Pyongyang streets empty but civilians still training for military parade: Images
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Pyongyang streets empty but civilians still training for military parade: Images

Kim Jong Un appears to put millions under lockdown to ensure success of upcoming propaganda event

Pyongyang streets empty but civilians still training for military parade: Images
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 29, 2023
North Korea pushes ahead with military parade training despite virus lockdown
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North Korea pushes ahead with military parade training despite virus lockdown

Satellite imagery also suggests jets have joined preparations for parade scheduled for Feb. 8

North Korea pushes ahead with military parade training despite virus lockdown
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 26, 2023
‘Rising’ illness in North Korea triggers 5-day lockdown in capital

‘Rising’ illness in North Korea triggers 5-day lockdown in capital

Notice says residents must stay in homes, submit to temperature checks in first citywide lockdown in eight months

‘Rising’ illness in North Korea triggers 5-day lockdown in capital
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Colin Zwirko January 25, 2023
Panic-buying reported in Pyongyang amid rumors of new lockdown order

Panic-buying reported in Pyongyang amid rumors of new lockdown order

Source in capital also reports more temperature checks at stores, though officials have not announced new virus controls

Panic-buying reported in Pyongyang amid rumors of new lockdown order
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Colin Zwirko January 24, 2023
North Korean soldiers spotted with sanctioned firm’s tech for first time
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North Korean soldiers spotted with sanctioned firm’s tech for first time

Pyongyang-based Glocom marketed to foreign armies for years, but appearance of radio is rare evidence of use inside DPRK

North Korean soldiers spotted with sanctioned firm’s tech for first time
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 24, 2023
North Korean military parade to celebrate Feb. 8 army anniversary: Imagery
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North Korean military parade to celebrate Feb. 8 army anniversary: Imagery

Marchers form numbers ‘75’ and ‘2.8’ during training, appearing to confirm event on army anniversary

North Korean military parade to celebrate Feb. 8 army anniversary: Imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 23, 2023
North Korean civilians start military parade training, imagery shows
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North Korean civilians start military parade training, imagery shows

Timing of formation practice in Kim Il Sung Square on Saturday suggests parade only weeks away

North Korean civilians start military parade training, imagery shows
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 21, 2023
North Korea cracks down on speech with new law to counter foreign influence

North Korea cracks down on speech with new law to counter foreign influence

Rubber-stamp parliament meets for budget talks, but glowing state media report on economy thin on monetary specifics

North Korea cracks down on speech with new law to counter foreign influence
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 19, 2023
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