April 09, 2020

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Colin Zwirko

Colin Zwirko is an NK News correspondent based in Seoul.

Analysis

Expanding Japan-linked mall, online shop in Pyongyang targets “modern tastes”

A closer look at the Rim Mi Yong Aeguk Joint Venture Company and their flagship store in North Korea's capital

Colin Zwirko February 18, 2020
News

Latest North Korea sanctions exemptions to boost TB treatment, telemedicine work

Eugene Bell Foundation likely to utilize new Global Fund grant for TB work, while WHO to ship telemedicine equipment

Colin Zwirko February 7, 2020
News

North Korea may be preparing to hold military parade, satellite imagery suggests

Soldier formations appear at Mirim Parade Training Facility in Pyongyang ahead of notable February anniversaries

Colin Zwirko January 23, 2020
Analysis

North Korean leader’s Toyota luxury bus, multiple Lexus SUVs appear in 2019 film

Customized VIP bus was used in August missile tests, while SUVs dominated domestic travel

Colin Zwirko January 20, 2020
Analysis

Pyongyang Sunan airport upgrades, other changes underway at capital’s airfields

Imagery shows dismantling of Kangdong Airfield facilities, while North Korean elite air clubs see recent boost

Colin Zwirko January 13, 2020
News

Ahead of Paektu trip, horse tracks replaced two of Kim Jong Un’s private runways

New infrastructure may have served as a riding practice ground before December's highly-publicized mountain trek

Colin Zwirko January 8, 2020
News

Construction of stalled China-DPRK tourist zone near Samjiyon sees new progress

Long-planned Mubong Special Zone part of wider developments in Yanbian’s cross-border projects

Colin Zwirko December 26, 2019
News

UN extends NGO’s North Korea sanctions exemption after slow U.S. approval

American aid organization LNKM complained U.S. Treasury to blame for passing original six-month exemption window

Colin Zwirko December 23, 2019
News

North Korean top-priority fertilizer plant appears to be nearing completion

Stated aims of project which opened in mid-2017 are to boost agricultural production and “C1” chemical industry

Colin Zwirko December 13, 2019
News

North Korean space agency reappears amid speculation over renewed activity 

Developments by National Aerospace Development Administration promoted in banner on new intranet portal

Colin Zwirko December 10, 2019