December 01, 2023

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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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Kim Jong Un inspects jet fighters, reviews South Korea attack plans

Kim Jong Un inspects jet fighters, reviews South Korea attack plans

North Korean leader visits air force headquarters and key airbase on Aviation Day holiday

Kim Jong Un inspects jet fighters, reviews South Korea attack plans
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 1, 2023
Kim Yo Jong says US still not meeting North Korea’s conditions to restart talks

Kim Yo Jong says US still not meeting North Korea’s conditions to restart talks

DPRK must focus on military to counter attacks on sovereignty like criticism of satellite launch, leader’s sister warns

Kim Yo Jong says US still not meeting North Korea’s conditions to restart talks
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 30, 2023
North Korea resumes work on new warship, months after launching sister ship
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North Korea resumes work on new warship, months after launching sister ship

Appearance of corvette at drydock may be to install new weapons ahead of deployment, as DPRK pushes naval revival

North Korea resumes work on new warship, months after launching sister ship
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 29, 2023
Kim Jong Un appears to import luxury Maybach, Lexus SUVs despite sanctions

Kim Jong Un appears to import luxury Maybach, Lexus SUVs despite sanctions

Analysis of state media shows vehicle priced at upwards of $175K in North Korean leader’s entourage during recent event

Kim Jong Un appears to import luxury Maybach, Lexus SUVs despite sanctions
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 28, 2023
North Korea says new military satellite watching White House and Pentagon

North Korea says new military satellite watching White House and Pentagon

State media describes details of US and British aircraft carriers in images reportedly reviewed by Kim Jong Un

North Korea says new military satellite watching White House and Pentagon
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 28, 2023
Infamous North Korean ferry returns home after month of maintenance near Russia

Infamous North Korean ferry returns home after month of maintenance near Russia

Mangyongbong-92 docks in Wonsan after rare trip to DPRK’s Rason sparked speculation it could operate on routes to Russia

Infamous North Korean ferry returns home after month of maintenance near Russia
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 27, 2023
Kim Jong Un visits machine factory on east coast, votes in local election

Kim Jong Un visits machine factory on east coast, votes in local election

State media says North Korean leader lauds self-reliance while casting ballot in local elections in Hamhung

Kim Jong Un visits machine factory on east coast, votes in local election
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 27, 2023
Kim Jong Un says satellite launch will prevent ‘invasion’ by US, ROK

Kim Jong Un says satellite launch will prevent ‘invasion’ by US, ROK

North Korean leader defends new spy satellite, celebrates workers in visit to space agency Thursday

Kim Jong Un says satellite launch will prevent ‘invasion’ by US, ROK
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 24, 2023
North Korea scraps military deal with South, vows to deploy weapons to border

North Korea scraps military deal with South, vows to deploy weapons to border

Pyongyang blames Seoul for move after South partially suspended military agreement to resume border area reconnaissance

North Korea scraps military deal with South, vows to deploy weapons to border
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 23, 2023
North Korean missile launch from capital airport area ends in failure: JCS

North Korean missile launch from capital airport area ends in failure: JCS

First apparent missile test in over two months follows successful satellite launch and arrival of Russian plane

North Korean missile launch from capital airport area ends in failure: JCS
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 23, 2023
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