July 07, 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 adds skyscraper, simplifies designs for major new housing project
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North Korea adds skyscraper, simplifies designs for major new housing project

State media says framework construction ‘nearing completion’ at 10,000-home project in Pyongyang’s Hwasong area

North Korea adds skyscraper, simplifies designs for major new housing project
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Colin Zwirko June 6, 2022
Vehicles return to Pyongyang streets as rest of North Korea remains locked down

Vehicles return to Pyongyang streets as rest of North Korea remains locked down

Satellite imagery shows traffic near normal levels in capital, as state media remains silent on lifting of restrictions

Vehicles return to Pyongyang streets as rest of North Korea remains locked down
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 3, 2022
Kim Jong Un’s Princess yacht appears to sail to island retreat: Imagery
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Kim Jong Un’s Princess yacht appears to sail to island retreat: Imagery

North Korean leader likely only one to use luxury yacht, adding to evidence Kim vacationing amid COVID lockdown

Kim Jong Un’s Princess yacht appears to sail to island retreat: Imagery
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Colin Zwirko June 2, 2022
North Korea shines new light on disappearance of major conglomerate
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North Korea shines new light on disappearance of major conglomerate

Images in DPRK trade magazine suggest up-and-coming business has taken over assets of defunct Korea Kumgang Group

North Korea shines new light on disappearance of major conglomerate
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 1, 2022
Kim Jong Un’s megayachts active on east coast during COVID lockdown: Imagery
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Kim Jong Un’s megayachts active on east coast during COVID lockdown: Imagery

North Korean leader’s custom vessels appear to move to private repair dock and may have hosted guests in Wonsan

Kim Jong Un’s megayachts active on east coast during COVID lockdown: Imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 31, 2022
New North Korean film goes behind the scenes of military parade preparations

New North Korean film goes behind the scenes of military parade preparations

Kim Jong Un coaches soldiers on marching and other tasks in new documentary burnishing leader’s role in planning

New North Korean film goes behind the scenes of military parade preparations
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 30, 2022
North Korea upbeat on COVID-19 outbreak as it reports declining fever cases

North Korea upbeat on COVID-19 outbreak as it reports declining fever cases

State media says authorities ‘flexibly adjusting’ anti-epidemic policy, with only one new death since Sunday

North Korea upbeat on COVID-19 outbreak as it reports declining fever cases
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 27, 2022
North Korea issues new propaganda posters in public campaign against COVID-19

North Korea issues new propaganda posters in public campaign against COVID-19

Posters feature masked workers, as state media again casts doubt on vaccines and demands vigilance against new variants

North Korea issues new propaganda posters in public campaign against COVID-19
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 25, 2022
North Korea launches ‘likely’ ICBM, two other missiles toward East Sea: JCS

North Korea launches ‘likely’ ICBM, two other missiles toward East Sea: JCS

The apparent test come as U.S. President Joe Biden returns home after trip to South Korea and Japan

North Korea launches ‘likely’ ICBM, two other missiles toward East Sea: JCS
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Colin Zwirko | Jeongmin Kim May 25, 2022
North Korean planes, COVID aid may be in quarantine after China trip: Imagery
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North Korean planes, COVID aid may be in quarantine after China trip: Imagery

Satellite imagery shows three Air Koryo cargo planes haven’t moved since returning from Shenyang last week

North Korean planes, COVID aid may be in quarantine after China trip: Imagery
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Colin Zwirko May 25, 2022