September 25, 2020


Colin Zwirko

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


North Korea renovates key missile launcher factory ahead of big military parade

Renovations at March 16 Factory accelerated in summer 2020, spurred by Kim Jong Un’s visit a year earlier

Colin Zwirko September 22, 2020

North Korea upgrades security at Kim Jong Un’s giant Pyongyang mansion complex

Satellite imagery also shows construction of new luxury hilltop facilities along the Taedong River

Colin Zwirko September 17, 2020

North Korea mysteriously airs and then deletes rare footage of an old SLBM test

The footage is not related to Pyongyang’s newest SLBM developments, but its prompt cover-up raises questions

Colin Zwirko September 16, 2020

From planes to stallions: North Korea’s Air Koryo breaks into the horse business

The DPRK’s national airline is building new equestrian facilities at a giant resort, but who’s the target customer?

Colin Zwirko September 9, 2020

Flooded homes, factories and streets: The scope of Typhoon Maysak’s damage

Widespread flooding evident across key DPRK city, including near Wonsan-Kalma airport and delayed beach resort project

Colin Zwirko September 4, 2020

North Korea expanding military training complex ahead of major parade

Satellite imagery shows large-scale construction on new buildings ahead of the WPK's 75th anniversary parade

Colin Zwirko August 10, 2020

Slow but steady progress on North Korean naval base construction, imagery shows

Kim Jong Un visited in 2013, but final stages of construction on the large special operations base have yet to begin

Colin Zwirko August 4, 2020

Work on Pyongyang central square continues ahead of military parade, photos show

Renovations to leader's viewing platform and foreign ministry visible in recent photos taken from Kim Il Sung Square

Colin Zwirko July 29, 2020

China steps closer to opening bridge meant to boost trade with North Korea

The cross-border road bridge was completed late last year, but has yet to open or facilitate trade

Colin Zwirko July 27, 2020

Italian firm granted another extension to UN sanctions exemptions

Agrotec SPA faced difficulties delivering agricultural machinery to DPRK farms since summer 2019

Colin Zwirko July 17, 2020
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