December 04, 2021


Colin Zwirko

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


North Korean ideological movement ‘losing steam,’ better rewards needed: Kim

‘Three Revolutions’ reward and punishment system to be expanded, Kim Jong Un tells party conference

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoNovember 19, 2021

North Korea opens up about ‘law-breaking’ youth in bid to inspire loyalty

Stories of young men who met Kim Jong Un and found ‘new path’ in life aired in detail on state TV

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoNovember 18, 2021

Kim Jong Un returns from long absence to visit ‘utopian’ town project

Inspection of mountain town is North Korean leader’s first appearance in 35 days and first outside Pyongyang this year

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoNovember 16, 2021

North Koreans gather in capital for big ideology conference this week

Kim Jong Un, missing for over a month, may attend or send instructions to 'Three Revolutions' event

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoNovember 15, 2021

Why North Korea won’t hold its ‘mass games’ spectacle this year

Massive propaganda show's first year off since 2017 may be due to political or economic trouble

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoNovember 13, 2021

Kim Jong Un not seen for a month, longest absence in 7 years

More activity at North Korean leader’s beach house and lakeside residence near Pyongyang observed during current break

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoNovember 11, 2021

North Korea promotes amateur golf scene amid severe economic downturn

Golfing is out of reach for many North Koreans, but money and connections can get one on the course, expert says

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoNovember 10, 2021

North Korean workers stuck in Qatar nearly 2 years after UN sanctions deadline

In new report, Doha also refers to sanctions breach from allowing DPRK footballer to play for domestic club

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoNovember 9, 2021

German warship arrives in Japan to join DPRK sanctions mission for first time

Berlin hopes to counter North Korean nuclear ‘threat’ with frigate dispatch, as China and Russia seek to ease sanctions

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoNovember 8, 2021

North Korea says skyscraper project almost done as past developments languish

Pyongyang apartments for 10,000 residents ‘in final stage,’ state media reports, as year-end deadline nears

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoNovember 3, 2021
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