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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Kim Jong Un says children must join military drills, construct apartments

Kim Jong Un says children must join military drills, construct apartments

North Korean leader demands country raise ‘loyalists’ from young age in latest push to improve ideological controls

Kim Jong Un says children must join military drills, construct apartments
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 13, 2022
North Korea says it tested long-range cruise missiles to boost ‘nuclear forces’

North Korea says it tested long-range cruise missiles to boost ‘nuclear forces’

Seoul did not previously announce test, which DPRK says it conducted over West Sea in ‘warning to the enemy’

North Korea says it tested long-range cruise missiles to boost ‘nuclear forces’
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 13, 2022
North Korea reveals first mural of Kim Jong Un in personality cult upgrade

North Korea reveals first mural of Kim Jong Un in personality cult upgrade

Mosaic mural at new Ryonpho Greenhouse Farm is only known artistic depiction of current leader to be installed publicly

North Korea reveals first mural of Kim Jong Un in personality cult upgrade
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 11, 2022
North Korea opens largest greenhouse farm in country to address food shortages

North Korea opens largest greenhouse farm in country to address food shortages

Kim Jong Un praises military for building sprawling facility on deadline, though some work appears unfinished

North Korea opens largest greenhouse farm in country to address food shortages
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 11, 2022
North Korea’s recent missile tests are nuclear warning to US, ROK: State media

North Korea’s recent missile tests are nuclear warning to US, ROK: State media

DPRK media releases photos and details on Kim Jong Un guiding 7 missile tests as well as air force and artillery drills

North Korea’s recent missile tests are nuclear warning to US, ROK: State media
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 10, 2022
Exclusive images provide first look at North Korea’s newest skyscraper street
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Exclusive images provide first look at North Korea’s newest skyscraper street

Ornate concrete towers of Hwasong district taking shape according to blueprints, on-the-ground photos show

Exclusive images provide first look at North Korea’s newest skyscraper street
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 6, 2022
North Korea fires two short-range ballistic missiles into East Sea: Seoul

North Korea fires two short-range ballistic missiles into East Sea: Seoul

DPRK foreign ministry implies tests are response to US-ROK drills in statement released just before launch

North Korea fires two short-range ballistic missiles into East Sea: Seoul
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 6, 2022
Lively beach culture of North Korea’s ‘steel city’ revealed in satellite images

Lively beach culture of North Korea’s ‘steel city’ revealed in satellite images

Chongjin locals covered coast in makeshift tents as beaches opened for first time in three years, imagery shows

Lively beach culture of North Korea’s ‘steel city’ revealed in satellite images
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 5, 2022
Chinese imports appear to fill North Korean quarantine zone after trade restart
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Chinese imports appear to fill North Korean quarantine zone after trade restart

Accumulation of goods visible in satellite imagery shows DPRK maintaining strict COVID-19 prevention policies

Chinese imports appear to fill North Korean quarantine zone after trade restart
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 5, 2022
North Korea launches missile over Japan, prompting evacuation warnings: Tokyo

North Korea launches missile over Japan, prompting evacuation warnings: Tokyo

Mid-range ballistic missile Pyongyang’s first to fly over Japanese territory since 2017

North Korea launches missile over Japan, prompting evacuation warnings: Tokyo
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