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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North Korea comes to a standstill to mark 10 years since death of Kim Jong Il

North Korea comes to a standstill to mark 10 years since death of Kim Jong Il

Kim Jong Un leads large memorial service as state media shows work stoppage to bow to portraits of former leader

North Korea comes to a standstill to mark 10 years since death of Kim Jong Il
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 17, 2021
North Korea enacts property law, announces early 2022 assembly session

North Korea enacts property law, announces early 2022 assembly session

Supreme People’s Assembly met Tuesday to pass laws on property, construction and transportation, says state media

North Korea enacts property law, announces early 2022 assembly session
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 15, 2021
North Korea sees progress on transforming ‘backward’ mining town: Imagery

North Korea sees progress on transforming ‘backward’ mining town: Imagery

Deadline nearing to build first 5,000 homes in resource-rich area, as satellite imagery shows signs of finishing touches

North Korea sees progress on transforming ‘backward’ mining town: Imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 10, 2021
North Korea prepares to open newest skyscraper street as deadline nears: Imagery

North Korea prepares to open newest skyscraper street as deadline nears: Imagery

Pyongyang may hope to celebrate successful mega-project in wake of major construction delays in recent years

North Korea prepares to open newest skyscraper street as deadline nears: Imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 8, 2021
Kim Jong Un demands military improve its education system at major event

Kim Jong Un demands military improve its education system at major event

North Korea’s top brass gathered for the ‘Conference of Military Educators’ in Pyongyang over the weekend

Kim Jong Un demands military improve its education system at major event
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 7, 2021
Major event appears to be underway at Pyongyang venue: satellite imagery

Major event appears to be underway at Pyongyang venue: satellite imagery

North Korean state media did not report on the apparent event on Sunday, suggesting it will last multiple days

Major event appears to be underway at Pyongyang venue: satellite imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 5, 2021
Big event underway or imminent in Pyongyang, satellite imagery suggests

Big event underway or imminent in Pyongyang, satellite imagery suggests

Buses fill key hotel parking lot in North Korean capital in sign of major political conference

Big event underway or imminent in Pyongyang, satellite imagery suggests
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 3, 2021
North Korea to hold major meeting around Kim Jong Un’s 10-year anniversary

North Korea to hold major meeting around Kim Jong Un’s 10-year anniversary

Plenum will set 2022 state plans, as DPRK leader says economy ‘stable’ at Politburo meeting on Wednesday

North Korea to hold major meeting around Kim Jong Un’s 10-year anniversary
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 2, 2021
Kim Jong Un appears just once in 50 days as leader set to mark decade in power

Kim Jong Un appears just once in 50 days as leader set to mark decade in power

Health issues, COVID-19 or simply changing work habits may be behind DPRK leader’s infrequent state media appearances

Kim Jong Un appears just once in 50 days as leader set to mark decade in power
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 1, 2021
Why North Korean media stayed silent on new holiday celebrating nuclear missiles

Why North Korean media stayed silent on new holiday celebrating nuclear missiles

Pyongyang may remain cautious over promoting its nukes, though questions remain about internal celebrations

Why North Korean media stayed silent on new holiday celebrating nuclear missiles
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 30, 2021
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