September 24, 2022

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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 fires short-range ballistic missile toward East Sea, Seoul says

North Korea fires short-range ballistic missile toward East Sea, Seoul says

DPRK missile test comes after US aircraft carrier arrives on Korean Peninsula

North Korea fires short-range ballistic missile toward East Sea, Seoul says
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Colin Zwirko | Jeongmin Kim September 25, 2022
Giant new campus in Pyongyang is military institute, exclusive images suggest
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Giant new campus in Pyongyang is military institute, exclusive images suggest

Propaganda and architecture show facility next to Kim Il Sung University may support aerospace or missile development

Giant new campus in Pyongyang is military institute, exclusive images suggest
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Colin Zwirko September 23, 2022
North Korea denies it’s selling weapons to Russia but defends right to do so

North Korea denies it’s selling weapons to Russia but defends right to do so

Defense ministry statement comes after US said Moscow seeks DPRK rockets and artillery shells for Ukraine war

North Korea denies it’s selling weapons to Russia but defends right to do so
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Colin Zwirko September 22, 2022
Kim Jong Un shuns appearances outside capital despite claims of COVID ‘victory’
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Kim Jong Un shuns appearances outside capital despite claims of COVID ‘victory’

North Korean leader’s reclusion may signal insecurity about virus controls as country preps for vaccinations

Kim Jong Un shuns appearances outside capital despite claims of COVID ‘victory’
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Colin Zwirko September 20, 2022
Kim Jong Un orders officials to use law as ‘political weapon’ to protect state

Kim Jong Un orders officials to use law as ‘political weapon’ to protect state

North Korea convenes first legal conference in five years to discuss ‘battle’ against anti-state acts

Kim Jong Un orders officials to use law as ‘political weapon’ to protect state
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Colin Zwirko September 16, 2022
Kim Jong Un’s mysterious new aide may be former Moranbong Band member: Images

Kim Jong Un’s mysterious new aide may be former Moranbong Band member: Images

Drummer at 2018 inter-Korean summit dinner resembles unknown female aide, NK News analysis of state media suggests

Kim Jong Un’s mysterious new aide may be former Moranbong Band member: Images
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Colin Zwirko September 15, 2022
North Korea’s ambitious food crisis fix in danger of missing deadline: Imagery
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North Korea’s ambitious food crisis fix in danger of missing deadline: Imagery

Construction on over 800 greenhouses appears far from completion month ahead of deadline for top-priority megaproject

North Korea’s ambitious food crisis fix in danger of missing deadline: Imagery
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Colin Zwirko September 15, 2022
North Korea releases first propaganda posters with nuclear missiles in 5 years

North Korea releases first propaganda posters with nuclear missiles in 5 years

New posters urge public to support Kim Jong Un’s focus on weapons development after leader outlines new nuclear doctrine

North Korea releases first propaganda posters with nuclear missiles in 5 years
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Colin Zwirko September 13, 2022
China’s ‘largest’ customs port on North Korean border not ready despite ceremony
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China’s ‘largest’ customs port on North Korean border not ready despite ceremony

Satellite imagery shows construction still unfinished on long-delayed facility, as DPRK maintains COVID border controls

China’s ‘largest’ customs port on North Korean border not ready despite ceremony
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Colin Zwirko September 13, 2022
Mysterious new aide to Kim Jong Un reappears at massive concert, banquet

Mysterious new aide to Kim Jong Un reappears at massive concert, banquet

North Korea also honors workers who sacrifice ‘enjoyment’ for country’s development at Sept. 9 National Day banquet

Mysterious new aide to Kim Jong Un reappears at massive concert, banquet
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Colin Zwirko September 9, 2022
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