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 Yo Jong slams Moon for calling North Korea’s missile tests ‘provocative’

Kim Yo Jong slams Moon for calling North Korea’s missile tests ‘provocative’

State media publishes criticism of South Korean president hours after North and South both tested ballistic missiles

Kim Yo Jong slams Moon for calling North Korea’s missile tests ‘provocative’
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 15, 2021
‘Our Father, Kim Jong Un’: North Korea rolls out new kids music videos

‘Our Father, Kim Jong Un’: North Korea rolls out new kids music videos

Latest appeal to young North Koreans comes amid nationwide effort to stamp out ‘dangerous’ foreign influences

‘Our Father, Kim Jong Un’: North Korea rolls out new kids music videos
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 14, 2021
North Korea tested new long-range cruise missiles over weekend: state media

North Korea tested new long-range cruise missiles over weekend: state media

DPRK leader Kim Jong Un reportedly did not attend the tests on Saturday and Sunday

North Korea tested new long-range cruise missiles over weekend: state media
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 12, 2021
Kim Jong Un visits shrine with wife, meets military parade paratroopers

Kim Jong Un visits shrine with wife, meets military parade paratroopers

Ri Sol Ju reappears in state media for first time in four months on national foundation day

Kim Jong Un visits shrine with wife, meets military parade paratroopers
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 9, 2021
No new ballistic missiles shown at overnight parade in Pyongyang

No new ballistic missiles shown at overnight parade in Pyongyang

North Korea marks 73rd founding anniversary with third nighttime procession in past year, but leaves out major weapons

No new ballistic missiles shown at overnight parade in Pyongyang
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Colin Zwirko | Jeongmin Kim | Won-Gi Jung September 8, 2021
Sources say parade imminent: roads closed in Pyongyang, citizens gathering

Sources say parade imminent: roads closed in Pyongyang, citizens gathering

Promptly organized military parade appears ready for kick-off in Pyongyang

Sources say parade imminent: roads closed in Pyongyang, citizens gathering
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Chad O'Carroll | Colin Zwirko September 8, 2021
Preparations ramp up for North Korean military parade in Pyongyang

Preparations ramp up for North Korean military parade in Pyongyang

The parade may mark upcoming national holidays in September and October, sources and satellite evidence suggest

Preparations ramp up for North Korean military parade in Pyongyang
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Colin Zwirko September 8, 2021
North Korea reveals new top military brass days after politburo meeting

North Korea reveals new top military brass days after politburo meeting

Recently demoted Pak Jong Chon boosted to top politburo group, new director of munitions industry department announced

North Korea reveals new top military brass days after politburo meeting
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 6, 2021
Kim Jong Un raises ‘urgent’ issues of food supply, COVID and flooding

Kim Jong Un raises ‘urgent’ issues of food supply, COVID and flooding

North Korean leader’s remarks at politburo meeting underscore litany of challenges country faces as a result of lockdown

Kim Jong Un raises ‘urgent’ issues of food supply, COVID and flooding
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 2, 2021
North Korea preparing to hold military parade in coming months: imagery
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North Korea preparing to hold military parade in coming months: imagery

Pyongyang typically uses military parades to show off new nuclear missile developments

North Korea preparing to hold military parade in coming months: imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 2, 2021
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