October 27, 2021


Colin Zwirko

Colin Zwirko is a Senior Analytic Correspondent for NK News based in Seoul. Follow him on Twitter @ColinZwirko.


Black swan meat now on the menu in North Korea as food supply problems persist

Industrial breeding of ‘delicious’ black swan meat kicked into high gear at new farm facility, state media says

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoOctober 27, 2021

Kim Jong Un keeps up reclusive streak as boats cruise around east coast mansion

The North Korean leader is on his eighth break of two or more weeks from public view this year

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoOctober 27, 2021

North Korea closes weapons expo after 10 days, says event generated ‘new ideas’

New nuclear missiles and other weapons were displayed for Kim Jong Un and other visitors at  ‘Self-Defense-2021’

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Photos: North Korean harvest, new homes as seen from South’s new border lookout

Tourists in bustling South Korea can zoom in on the comparatively quiet life in villages across the border

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New missiles and Kim Jong Un idolatry dominate ‘Self-Defense-2021’ expo

New details on North Korean missile programs revealed as Kim shown in military uniform and shooting guns

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Standing in front of nuclear missiles, Kim Jong Un says US causing ‘tension’

In new type of weapon exhibition, Kim Jong Un stresses ‘defensive’ capabilities and criticizes South Korean arms buildup


North Korea boasts of ‘full-scale’ work towards new space capabilities

State media promotes aerospace tech developments after Kim Jong Un ordered new recon satellite in early 2021

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Kim Jong Un worked on tourist resort designs during 2021 absences: KCTV

Pyongyang expo shows off designs for trains, ships and space shuttle slide similar to one Kim family used

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Widespread rebuilding efforts underway in North Korea after floods: Imagery

State media largely focusing on one small town, but former rocket launch base also sees new home construction

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Severe rains hit North Korea’s Yongbyon nuclear complex: state media

Flooding could damage or disrupt activity at the nuclear reactor, which has reportedly ramped up activity this year

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