February 05, 2023


Colin Zwirko

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


Jets fly over Pyongyang overnight in likely training for military parade

Videos seen by NK News show planes with flares and LED lights, while photos show preparations in Kim Il Sung Square

Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Colin ZwirkoFebruary 4, 2023

North Korea enacts new laws on ‘state secrets,’ child prodigies and loan debts

New loan law may stop private investors from recouping losses caused by sanctions and COVID controls, expert says

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoFebruary 3, 2023

Sprawling worker camp appears near North Korea’s military nerve center

Imagery shows new construction project outside Pyongyang that may be housing for munition workers or greenhouse farm

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoFebruary 1, 2023

North Korea lifts lockdown in capital five days after ‘rising’ illness warning

State media remains silent on Pyongyang quarantine measures as preparations for military parade ramp up

Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Colin ZwirkoJanuary 30, 2023

Pyongyang streets empty but civilians still training for military parade: Images

Kim Jong Un appears to put millions under lockdown to ensure success of upcoming propaganda event

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJanuary 29, 2023

North Korea pushes ahead with military parade training despite virus lockdown

Satellite imagery also suggests jets have joined preparations for parade scheduled for Feb. 8

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJanuary 26, 2023

‘Rising’ illness in North Korea triggers 5-day lockdown in capital

Notice says residents must stay in homes, submit to temperature checks in first citywide lockdown in eight months

Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Colin ZwirkoJanuary 25, 2023

Panic-buying reported in Pyongyang amid rumors of new lockdown order

Source in capital also reports more temperature checks at stores, though officials have not announced new virus controls

Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Colin ZwirkoJanuary 24, 2023

North Korean soldiers spotted with sanctioned firm’s tech for first time

Pyongyang-based Glocom marketed to foreign armies for years, but appearance of radio is rare evidence of use inside DPRK

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJanuary 24, 2023

North Korean military parade to celebrate Feb. 8 army anniversary: Imagery

Marchers form numbers ‘75’ and ‘2.8’ during training, appearing to confirm event on army anniversary

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJanuary 23, 2023
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