October 16, 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 Jong Un suggests restoring inter-Korean hotlines in early October

Kim Jong Un suggests restoring inter-Korean hotlines in early October

DPRK leader’s sister Kim Yo Jong also promoted to member of top decision-making body in Pyongyang

Kim Jong Un suggests restoring inter-Korean hotlines in early October
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Colin Zwirko | Jeongmin Kim | Won-Gi Jung September 29, 2021
Pyongyang’s newest skyscraper and giant housing construction projects, in photos

Pyongyang’s newest skyscraper and giant housing construction projects, in photos

Deadline for North Korea's 10,000 home project moved up, state media suggests, as capital continues to see changes

Pyongyang’s newest skyscraper and giant housing construction projects, in photos
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Colin Zwirko September 29, 2021
North Korea tested new ‘hypersonic missile’: state media

North Korea tested new ‘hypersonic missile’: state media

DPRK military hails successful test launch of new ‘Hwasong-8’ system

North Korea tested new ‘hypersonic missile’: state media
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Colin Zwirko September 28, 2021
North Korea demands US halt drills with South, remove ‘threat’ from region

North Korea demands US halt drills with South, remove ‘threat’ from region

At UN General Assembly, DPRK ambassador says ‘good prospect’ for relations if US drops its ‘hostile policy’

North Korea demands US halt drills with South, remove ‘threat’ from region
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Colin Zwirko September 27, 2021
North Korea hints at celebrations for Kim Jong Un’s first decade in power

North Korea hints at celebrations for Kim Jong Un’s first decade in power

State media promoting ‘10 Years of Great Revolutionary Leadership’ in a range of new articles and programs

North Korea hints at celebrations for Kim Jong Un’s first decade in power
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Colin Zwirko September 27, 2021
After military parade, Kim Jong Un takes another two-week break from public view
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After military parade, Kim Jong Un takes another two-week break from public view

North Korean leader could be back at his east coast retreat, satellite imagery suggests

After military parade, Kim Jong Un takes another two-week break from public view
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Colin Zwirko September 24, 2021
North Korean disinfection zone still not operating despite activity: imagery
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North Korean disinfection zone still not operating despite activity: imagery

Reports previously suggested the zone would open in August to help kick-start trade with China

North Korean disinfection zone still not operating despite activity: imagery
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Colin Zwirko September 23, 2021
North Korea says their submarine missiles are bigger, better than South’s

North Korea says their submarine missiles are bigger, better than South’s

High-ranking DPRK military official puts down South Korea’s newest missile tech, says it will aggravate tensions

North Korea says their submarine missiles are bigger, better than South’s
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Colin Zwirko September 20, 2021
Recap: All the guns, troops and spectacle at North Korea’s paramilitary parade
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Recap: All the guns, troops and spectacle at North Korea’s paramilitary parade

NK Pro analyzes the weapons and pageantry on display in state media coverage

Recap: All the guns, troops and spectacle at North Korea’s paramilitary parade
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Colin Zwirko September 17, 2021
North Korea tested new train-launched ballistic missile system: state media 

North Korea tested new train-launched ballistic missile system: state media 

State media claims it succeeded in firing missiles from a train to hit target off east coast

North Korea tested new train-launched ballistic missile system: state media 
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Colin Zwirko September 15, 2021
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