May 22, 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 tries and fails to launch another projectile: JCS

North Korea tries and fails to launch another projectile: JCS

Test attempt from Pyongyang's Sunan area follows two reported ICBM-related tests from the same spot in recent weeks

North Korea tries and fails to launch another projectile: JCS
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 16, 2022
Kim Jong Un visits mega skyscraper project in Pyongyang ahead of April opening

Kim Jong Un visits mega skyscraper project in Pyongyang ahead of April opening

Construction of 10,000 homes in capital’s southeast has been beset by delays since starting last year

Kim Jong Un visits mega skyscraper project in Pyongyang ahead of April opening
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 16, 2022
From drones to ICBMs: The status of Kim Jong Un’s weapons wishlist at a glance
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From drones to ICBMs: The status of Kim Jong Un’s weapons wishlist at a glance

North Korea has tested only two of the 12 systems in its five-year development plan, indicating more tests forthcoming

From drones to ICBMs: The status of Kim Jong Un’s weapons wishlist at a glance
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 15, 2022
North Korea removing South Korean floating hotel at Kumgang resort: Imagery

North Korea removing South Korean floating hotel at Kumgang resort: Imagery

Work to dismantle Hyundai Asan asset began prior to ROK presidential election, showing move planned regardless of winner

North Korea removing South Korean floating hotel at Kumgang resort: Imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 12, 2022
Ready for liftoff? Satellite imagery shows progress of DPRK’s space program
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Ready for liftoff? Satellite imagery shows progress of DPRK’s space program

NK Pro analysis reveals construction status of key infrastructure, as North Korea telegraphs future satellite launch

Ready for liftoff? Satellite imagery shows progress of DPRK’s space program
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 11, 2022
North Korea to expand, modernize main space launch base: Kim Jong Un

North Korea to expand, modernize main space launch base: Kim Jong Un

Report on DPRK leader's tour of spy satellite facilities comes as U.S. accuses Pyongyang of 'ICBM-platform' launches

North Korea to expand, modernize main space launch base: Kim Jong Un
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 11, 2022
State media review: North Koreans still in the dark about war in Ukraine
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State media review: North Koreans still in the dark about war in Ukraine

An in-depth analysis of the DPRK’s Ukraine coverage, upcoming children’s ideological event and women’s day celebrations

State media review: North Koreans still in the dark about war in Ukraine
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 10, 2022
North Korea will launch spy satellites to watch US ‘hostile’ moves: Kim Jong Un

North Korea will launch spy satellites to watch US ‘hostile’ moves: Kim Jong Un

DPRK leader visited launch control center in Pyongyang to review results of two recent reconnaissance satellite tests

North Korea will launch spy satellites to watch US ‘hostile’ moves: Kim Jong Un
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 10, 2022
North Korean ambassador to Syria dies from stroke: Syrian state media

North Korean ambassador to Syria dies from stroke: Syrian state media

Mun Jong Nam was active in Damascus in recent months and formerly headed DPRK Embassy in Italy

North Korean ambassador to Syria dies from stroke: Syrian state media
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 9, 2022
Party favors: North Korean officials gifted smartphones after major conference

Party favors: North Korean officials gifted smartphones after major conference

New phones may help mid-level apparatchiks stay connected to central authorities in Pyongyang

Party favors: North Korean officials gifted smartphones after major conference
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 8, 2022
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