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.

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Analysis

North Korea dismantles COVID quarantine area at Pyongyang airport, imagery shows

Quarantine zone appeared in May before Air Koryo planes flew to Shenyang to reportedly collect COVID-19 supplies

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJuly 18, 2022
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News

North Korea building new ski resort in ‘holy land’ near Chinese border: Imagery

Major construction on ski slope and at Samjiyon Airport suggests country preparing for foreign or domestic tourists

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJuly 15, 2022
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News

North Korean spaceport likely undergoing major construction: Imagery

Activity ramps up at Sohae satellite launch complex after Kim Jong Un ordered large-scale upgrades in March

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJuly 13, 2022
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Analysis

Kim Jong Un isn’t proud of his fake ICBM milestone, and it shows

The lack of a stone monument at the launch site is one major departure from post-ICBM launch procedures in 2017

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJuly 11, 2022
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Analysis

State media review: Pyongyang celebrates anti-flood efforts as heat wave arrives

An in-depth analysis of severe weather event coverage and a rise in anti-US propaganda

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJuly 8, 2022
News

Kim Jong Un demands ‘absolute obedience’ at 5-day meeting on party life

Thousands gather from around country without masks or social distancing in show of confidence after COVID outbreak

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJuly 7, 2022
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News

North Korean planes exit quarantine weeks after rare trip to China: Imagery

Three Air Koryo Il-76s move to regular parking spot at Pyongyang airport after May flights to pick up COVID-19 supplies

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJuly 6, 2022
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News

North Korea holding large meeting in Pyongyang as state media silent: Imagery

Parking lot full at top venue in recent days amid major party meeting plans, though military meeting also possible

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJuly 6, 2022
Border Controls

Foreign community in Pyongyang dwindles as more embassy staff exit

Workers and families from Russian and Mongolian embassies take train to Far East border in sign of lockdown easing

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJuly 5, 2022
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Analysis

North Korean studio secretly animated US-backed Russian film

Expert says companies risk sanctions violations after US designated April 26 Animation Studio last year

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJune 27, 2022