May 18, 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 accelerates military parade training ahead of key holidays: Imagery

North Korea accelerates military parade training ahead of key holidays: Imagery

Scale of celebrations for Feb. 16 holiday unclear, but major parade featuring heavy weapons expected by April

North Korea accelerates military parade training ahead of key holidays: Imagery
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Chad O'Carroll | Colin Zwirko February 9, 2022
Kim Jong Un decries construction delays, mass labor system in letter to workers

Kim Jong Un decries construction delays, mass labor system in letter to workers

Criticism comes as major construction projects remain unfinished after missing deadlines in recent years

Kim Jong Un decries construction delays, mass labor system in letter to workers
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 9, 2022
Kim Jong Un’s private beach used to launch missiles last month: Analysis
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Kim Jong Un’s private beach used to launch missiles last month: Analysis

Revelation raises new questions over whether North Korean leader concealed presence at late-January missile tests

Kim Jong Un’s private beach used to launch missiles last month: Analysis
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 8, 2022
Cryptic figures and stagnant projects: North Korea announces 2022 budget plans

Cryptic figures and stagnant projects: North Korea announces 2022 budget plans

Supreme People’s Assembly maintains high defense spending levels while boosting pandemic budget

Cryptic figures and stagnant projects: North Korea announces 2022 budget plans
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 8, 2022
North Korea fired cruise missiles from luxury hotel last month: Analysis
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North Korea fired cruise missiles from luxury hotel last month: Analysis

Kim Jong Un also rode horse on private beach next to hotel for new propaganda film, NK Pro has found

North Korea fired cruise missiles from luxury hotel last month: Analysis
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 7, 2022
After flurry of missile tests, Kim Jong Un says ties with China ‘unbreakable’

After flurry of missile tests, Kim Jong Un says ties with China ‘unbreakable’

North Korean leader pens praise-filled letter to President Xi Jinping on eve of Winter Olympics

After flurry of missile tests, Kim Jong Un says ties with China ‘unbreakable’
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 4, 2022
North Korea and Russia hold talks to ‘restore’ pandemic-hit trade

North Korea and Russia hold talks to ‘restore’ pandemic-hit trade

Talks between DPRK envoy and Russian Far East minister come after North Korea built up rail station near shared border

North Korea and Russia hold talks to ‘restore’ pandemic-hit trade
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 2, 2022
North Korean leader appears with wife in public for first time in 5 months

North Korean leader appears with wife in public for first time in 5 months

Ri Sol Ju reportedly joins Kim Jong Un at Lunar New Year concert, again playing role of support figure in state media

North Korean leader appears with wife in public for first time in 5 months
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 2, 2022
Kim Jong Un’s body ‘withered’ as he ‘suffered’ for the people, state TV says

Kim Jong Un’s body ‘withered’ as he ‘suffered’ for the people, state TV says

New 2-hour program on 2021 ‘hardships’ reveals unseen military horse rides and more to bolster Kim personality cult

Kim Jong Un’s body ‘withered’ as he ‘suffered’ for the people, state TV says
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 1, 2022
North Korea confirms launch of longest-range missile since 2017

North Korea confirms launch of longest-range missile since 2017

DPRK completed successful test to ‘verify’ accuracy of Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile, state media says

North Korea confirms launch of longest-range missile since 2017
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 31, 2022
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