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June 17, 2024

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Colin Zwirko

Colin Zwirko

Colin Zwirko is a Senior Analytic Correspondent for NK News based in Seoul. He joined the company in 2018 after receiving a master's degree in international security and foreign policy from South Korea's Yonsei University. Follow him on Twitter.

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Signs of military parade prep visible in Pyongyang ahead of possible Putin visit

Satellite imagery shows construction in Kim Il Sung Square consistent with a parade, despite lack of marching practice

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJune 13, 2024
News

North Korea celebrates deaths of soldiers building greenhouses for Kim Jong Un

State media reveals two workers died during construction on leader’s pet project, holding up their sacrifice as example

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJune 13, 2024
Analysis

North Korea sprucing up giant deserted beach resort to finally welcome guests

Satellite imagery shows road paving at Wonsan-Kalma resort and new work on arena, 4 years after original deadline

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJune 12, 2024
News

Pyongyang airport terminal cleared of planes in sign of prep for Putin visit

Similar activity seen just before past foreign leader visits, suggesting Russian leader could soon land in North Korea

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJune 12, 2024
Analysis

North Korea expanding and rebuilding prison camps around country, imagery shows

Construction at kyohwaso facilities known for forced labor comes as Kim Jong Un cracks down on foreign media consumption

Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko | Ifang BremerJune 5, 2024
North Korea News Podcast

North Korean trash balloons, Kim Yo Jong snark and Seoul’s loudspeaker threats

The NK News team discusses the DPRK’s waste barrage and how South Korea might retaliate

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Russian government VIP jet lands in North Korea as two sides plan Putin visit

Unannounced flight by plane used by top officials could be related to summit prep or military and space cooperation

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJune 4, 2024
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Kim Jong Un sends top officials to reeducation in push to enforce obedience

Even members of North Korea’s Politburo must attend classes at new party school to become ‘genuine revolutionaries’

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJune 3, 2024
News

North Korea claims it launched 18 missiles at once in warning to South

Kim Jong Un says DPRK ready to launch preemptive strike while guiding major missile salvo involving 600mm MLRS

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoMay 31, 2024
Analysis

North Korea reveals identity of top official linked to recent missile advances

NK Pro analysis shows Kim Yong Hwan, new head of Academy of Defense Science, has been at DPRK leader’s side for years

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoMay 31, 2024
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