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July 21, 2024


Colin Zwirko

Colin Zwirko

Colin Zwirko is a Senior Analytic Correspondent for NK News based in Seoul. He joined the company in 2018 after receiving a master's degree in international security and foreign policy from South Korea's Yonsei University. Follow him on Twitter.


North Koreans’ lives are ‘difficult’ but improving, Kim Jong Un says at plenum

State media report on four-day retreat focuses on ideological and economic problems, makes no mention of foreign policy

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJuly 2, 2024

North Korea says it tested new tactical missile variant at two different ranges

Short-range ballistic missile with ‘super-large warhead’ may have hit inland target as another test planned for July

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJuly 2, 2024

North Korea launches two ballistic missiles east, ROK says one may have failed

Short-range missile test conducted during ongoing party plenum and as Pyongyang criticizes US-ROK-Japan military drills


North Korea says it successfully tested multiple warhead missile system

State media claims military advanced tech that could improve nuke survivability, after Seoul labeled launch a failure

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJune 27, 2024

North Korea appears to test rocket engine after Kim-Putin space agreement

Satellite imagery shows newly burnt vegetation at Sohae test stand, pointing to prep for another satellite launch

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJune 26, 2024

Empty streets suggest North Korea locked down capital for Putin’s state visit

Satellite imagery of mostly deserted Pyongyang points to extreme security for summit despite economic disruption

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJune 24, 2024
North Korea News Podcast

NK News Team: Deciphering North Korea’s new treaty with Russia

Anton Sokolin and Colin Zwirko join the podcast to discuss the results of the much-anticipated Putin-Kim summit


Russian weapons ship returns to North Korea for first time since China repairs

Reappearance of Angara suggests arms trade for Ukraine invasion will continue following Putin-Kim summit in Pyongyang

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJune 20, 2024

Putin gifts Kim another limo at Pyongyang summit in open violation of sanctions

Russian leader brings Aurus vehicle after pledging to work with North Korea to evade West’s economic controls

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJune 19, 2024

New North Korean defense line crosses border with South, armistice maps confirm

NK Pro analysis shows two new paths touch or cross Military Demarcation Line, the first such activity in decades

Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko | Ifang BremerJune 18, 2024