August 16, 2022

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Colin Zwirko

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

News

North Korean military pursuing ‘coordinated operations’ with China: State media

DPRK has used phrase to refer to planning and field work in past, as it says allies defend socialism ‘with arms’

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 1, 2022
NK PRO
News

FULL TEXT: North Korea’s death penalty decree for illegal COVID medicine sales

NK Pro has translated full text of notice that appears to show harsh crack down on market activity during COVID outbreak

News

North Korea threatens death penalty for black market medicine sales during COVID

Images obtained by NK News show notice posted at pharmacies warns violators' families will also be forcibly relocated

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJuly 29, 2022
News

Kim Jong Un says Koreas at ‘brink of war’ as he boasts of nuclear forces

North Korean leader slams US-ROK military drills, defends ‘routine’ weapons buildup in speech at war anniversary event

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJuly 28, 2022
NK PRO
Analysis

North Korean jets make special flights to pick up war veterans: State media

Cross-country trips absent from flight trackers but typical of those that occur around major events in Pyongyang

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJuly 27, 2022
News

Elderly North Korean veterans pack stadium for conference despite COVID spread

Participants forgo masks at event to mark end of Korean War, as Pyongyang vows conflict ‘not over’

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJuly 27, 2022
NK PRO
News

Kim Jong Un disappears from public view for longest stint this year

Reasons for North Korean leader’s 16-day absence unclear, but it comes as he’s appeared more frequently in recent months

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJuly 25, 2022
NK PRO
News

North Korea monetizes highway to main seaport with new toll gate: Imagery

Expert says tolls create incentive to increase vehicle traffic as pandemic restrictions funnel trade through port

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJuly 22, 2022
News

Ukraine should make call on North Korean workers in Russia-controlled Donbas: US

State Department spokesperson says talk of DPRK-Donbas cooperation is ‘affront to the sovereignty’ of Ukraine

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJuly 22, 2022
Featured Content

Harry Potter-loving North Korean vlogger comes from elite family close to Kims

NK News finds Song A lived in the UK with her diplomat father and is great-granddaughter of top military commander

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJuly 20, 2022