January 21, 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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Kim Yo Jong unusually prominent at North Korea’s latest hypersonic missile test

Kim Yo Jong unusually prominent at North Korea’s latest hypersonic missile test

DPRK leader’s sister stood next to him on viewing deck for the first time, a possible sign of her growing influence

Kim Yo Jong unusually prominent at North Korea’s latest hypersonic missile test
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 12, 2022
Kim Jong Un guided North Korea’s third ‘hypersonic’ missile test: state media

Kim Jong Un guided North Korea’s third ‘hypersonic’ missile test: state media

It's the first missile launch Kim has publicly attended in nearly two years

Kim Jong Un guided North Korea’s third ‘hypersonic’ missile test: state media
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 12, 2022
Top North Korean construction projects all missed 2021 deadlines amid shortages

Top North Korean construction projects all missed 2021 deadlines amid shortages

Kim Jong Un and other top officials admitted at party plenum events that annual construction goals had not been met

Top North Korean construction projects all missed 2021 deadlines amid shortages
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Colin Zwirko January 7, 2022
North Korea says it can’t attend Olympics due to ‘hostile forces,’ COVID-19

North Korea says it can’t attend Olympics due to ‘hostile forces,’ COVID-19

Pyongyang informs public of plans to skip the Beijing Winter Games, pledges support to China for successful event

North Korea says it can’t attend Olympics due to ‘hostile forces,’ COVID-19
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 7, 2022
North Korea signals big events for upcoming birthdays of former leaders

North Korea signals big events for upcoming birthdays of former leaders

Military parades common on past holidays as Kim Jong Il's February birthday to fall during Beijing Olympics

North Korea signals big events for upcoming birthdays of former leaders
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 6, 2022
North Korea tested another ‘hypersonic’ missile, says state media

North Korea tested another ‘hypersonic’ missile, says state media

Pyongyang says Wednesday's missile test was successful and helped prove the reliability of a new fuel system

North Korea tested another ‘hypersonic’ missile, says state media
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Colin Zwirko January 6, 2022
North Korea fires ‘likely ballistic missile’ toward east coast: South Korea

North Korea fires ‘likely ballistic missile’ toward east coast: South Korea

Test comes days after political event in Pyongyang where Kim Jong Un vowed to continue bolstering weapons capabilities

North Korea fires ‘likely ballistic missile’ toward east coast: South Korea
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Colin Zwirko | Jeongmin Kim January 5, 2022
‘Death to America’ and disinfection dance feature in North Korean kids concert

‘Death to America’ and disinfection dance feature in North Korean kids concert

Annual performance promotes pandemic measures, redemption for wayward youth and other propaganda lines for new year

‘Death to America’ and disinfection dance feature in North Korean kids concert
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 4, 2022
North Korea vows military buildup due to ‘destabilizing’ situation on peninsula

North Korea vows military buildup due to ‘destabilizing’ situation on peninsula

Final report on party plenum delivers no message to US, focuses on rural development and economic issues

North Korea vows military buildup due to ‘destabilizing’ situation on peninsula
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Colin Zwirko | Jeongmin Kim January 1, 2022
North Korea puts on New Year’s Eve show as COVID cancels celebrations worldwide

North Korea puts on New Year’s Eve show as COVID cancels celebrations worldwide

Event featured fireworks after midnight and concert full of songs about Kim Jong Un

North Korea puts on New Year’s Eve show as COVID cancels celebrations worldwide
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 1, 2022
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