September 19, 2020


Colin Zwirko

Colin Zwirko is an NK News correspondent based in Seoul.


North Korea imported more Russian horses amid new work on elite equestrian parks

30 horses sent during construction on mansion-complex's new track, harkening back to Kim's 2019 ride up "holy" mountain


Some progress on long-stalled Pyongyang housing blocks under new campaign

Construction comes as Kim Jong Un shifts propaganda priority to living standards over tourist resorts

Colin Zwirko July 2, 2020

Pyongyang bridge in second stage of renovations ahead of military parade: source

Reinforced pavement being laid above Okryu Bridge supports on westbound lane, following work on other side last month

Colin Zwirko June 18, 2020

UN grants sanctions exemptions for shipments of medical supplies to North Korea

WHO to push forward blood bag factory project, while Eugene Bell Foundation continues anti-TB work

Colin Zwirko June 9, 2020

New road, bridge upgrades point to military parade preparations in Pyongyang

Satellite imagery suggests North Korea could be planning a major display of heavy weaponry in October

Colin Zwirko June 3, 2020

Construction resumes on China-North Korea island EDZ: satellite imagery

New work may be part of joint initiative with Chinese companies, comes despite sanctions and COVID-19 restrictions

Colin Zwirko June 1, 2020

Security gates upgraded at North Korean central government compound: imagery

Upgrades and more minor work around compound follow construction on Kim Jong Un’s office and new adjacent building

Colin Zwirko May 18, 2020

After Kim Jong Un’s early May reappearance, luxury boat replaced at Wonsan villa

Moves could be sign of North Korean leader’s return to Wonsan as third large luxury barge enters repair docks

Colin Zwirko May 14, 2020

Imagery reveals scope of Samjiyon reconstruction project’s “third stage” 

Most villages in city limits near North Korea's symbolic Mt. Paektu seeing major demolition, reconstruction in 2020

Colin Zwirko May 8, 2020

Military parade preparations stepped up in central Pyongyang, training grounds

Renovations underway at both Kim Il Sung Square and replica parade training area, according to sources and imagery

Colin Zwirko May 7, 2020
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