November 30, 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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New photos give first look inside renovated Japanese luxury store in Pyongyang
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New photos give first look inside renovated Japanese luxury store in Pyongyang

Exclusive images show South Korean clothes and Japanese electronics on sale in possible violation of UN sanctions

New photos give first look inside renovated Japanese luxury store in Pyongyang
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Colin Zwirko October 31, 2022
North Korea fires missiles toward East Sea in first test in two weeks: JCS

North Korea fires missiles toward East Sea in first test in two weeks: JCS

Launch of two short-range ballistic missiles comes as ROK set to conclude major military drills the same day

North Korea fires missiles toward East Sea in first test in two weeks: JCS
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Colin Zwirko | Jeongmin Kim October 28, 2022
North Korea rushes construction at top military school ahead of Friday jubilee
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North Korea rushes construction at top military school ahead of Friday jubilee

Kim Jong Un may celebrate alma mater’s 70th anniversary with big events as he did a decade ago

North Korea rushes construction at top military school ahead of Friday jubilee
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Colin Zwirko October 27, 2022
North Korea restarts upgrades on key missile launcher factory: Imagery
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North Korea restarts upgrades on key missile launcher factory: Imagery

Construction of massive manufacturing hall likely tied to production of tracked launchers and battle tanks

North Korea restarts upgrades on key missile launcher factory: Imagery
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Colin Zwirko October 26, 2022
Koreas trade warning shots after DPRK ship allegedly ‘intrudes’ over sea border

Koreas trade warning shots after DPRK ship allegedly ‘intrudes’ over sea border

Seoul says merchant vessel crossed early Monday, as North Korea calls ROK claim ‘pretext’ to send ship over border

Koreas trade warning shots after DPRK ship allegedly ‘intrudes’ over sea border
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Colin Zwirko October 24, 2022
Kim Jong Un building lavish new mansions as citizens told to endure ‘hardships’
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Kim Jong Un building lavish new mansions as citizens told to endure ‘hardships’

Massive worker camp appears at North Korean leader’s lakeside retreat as project sees significant expansion

Kim Jong Un building lavish new mansions as citizens told to endure ‘hardships’
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Colin Zwirko October 21, 2022
China upgrades facilities at unused ‘bridge to nowhere’ on North Korea border
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China upgrades facilities at unused ‘bridge to nowhere’ on North Korea border

Development suggests China still committed to project, even as DPRK uses connecting highway to dry corn

China upgrades facilities at unused ‘bridge to nowhere’ on North Korea border
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Colin Zwirko October 19, 2022
Corrupt party officials challenge Kim Jong Un’s absolute authority: State media

Corrupt party officials challenge Kim Jong Un’s absolute authority: State media

North Korean leader pushes campaign against outside and capitalist influence in speech at top party cadre school

Corrupt party officials challenge Kim Jong Un’s absolute authority: State media
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Colin Zwirko October 18, 2022
Kim Jong Un says orphans school is key military tool in latest visit

Kim Jong Un says orphans school is key military tool in latest visit

North Korean leaders have long used Mangyongdae Revolutionary School to mold talent and shore up party’s power base

Kim Jong Un says orphans school is key military tool in latest visit
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Colin Zwirko October 17, 2022
North Korea test-fires missile and conducts military drills near border: JCS

North Korea test-fires missile and conducts military drills near border: JCS

Seoul says air force and artillery drills violate military deal; DPRK accuses ROK of firing artillery at ‘front line’

North Korea test-fires missile and conducts military drills near border: JCS