December 04, 2021


Colin Zwirko

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


North Korea preparing rail crossing at Russian border for possible trade restart

Satellite imagery shows major construction at freight storage area that may be converted to disinfection facility

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoNovember 2, 2021

North Korea strengthens financial control, tackles e-payments in new laws

Expert says Pyongyang seeks to raise revenue, as DPRK also passes laws on rail freight, pollution and farm animals

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoNovember 1, 2021

North Korean import disinfection zone busy amid report it may open soon: imagery

Vehicles moving around trade zone near border as ROK spy agency claims China may resume rail trade with DPRK next month

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoOctober 29, 2021

Photos: War and utopia at latest North Korean propaganda art exhibition

National Art Exhibition in Pyongyang this month celebrates 30 years of former leader Kim Jong Il's influence in the arts

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoOctober 28, 2021

Black swan meat now on the menu in North Korea as food supply problems persist

Industrial breeding of ‘delicious’ black swan meat kicked into high gear at new farm facility, state media says

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoOctober 27, 2021

Kim Jong Un keeps up reclusive streak as boats cruise around east coast mansion

The North Korean leader is on his eighth break of two or more weeks from public view this year

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoOctober 27, 2021

North Korea closes weapons expo after 10 days, says event generated ‘new ideas’

New nuclear missiles and other weapons were displayed for Kim Jong Un and other visitors at  ‘Self-Defense-2021’

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoOctober 25, 2021

Photos: North Korean harvest, new homes as seen from South’s new border lookout

Tourists in bustling South Korea can zoom in on the comparatively quiet life in villages across the border

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoOctober 14, 2021

New missiles and Kim Jong Un idolatry dominate ‘Self-Defense-2021’ expo

New details on North Korean missile programs revealed as Kim shown in military uniform and shooting guns

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoOctober 12, 2021

Standing in front of nuclear missiles, Kim Jong Un says US causing ‘tension’

In new type of weapon exhibition, Kim Jong Un stresses ‘defensive’ capabilities and criticizes South Korean arms buildup

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