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July 25, 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 Korea claims it launched 18 missiles at once in warning to South

Kim Jong Un says DPRK ready to launch preemptive strike while guiding major missile salvo involving 600mm MLRS

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoMay 31, 2024

North Korea reveals identity of top official linked to recent missile advances

NK Pro analysis shows Kim Yong Hwan, new head of Academy of Defense Science, has been at DPRK leader’s side for years

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoMay 31, 2024

Kim Jong Un vows to overcome failed satellite launch at military academy visit

North Korean leader says civilian sector to remain underfunded in order to ward off ‘provocations’ from South

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoMay 29, 2024

North Korea conducted multiple engine tests before latest failed rocket launch

Satellite imagery points to increased testing compared to last year, supporting Pyongyang’s claim it used new engine

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoMay 28, 2024

North Korea’s rapid weapons plant construction betrays urgent production push

Kim Jong Un’s latest factory tour suggests even unfinished facility may be operational amid arms sales to Russia

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoMay 23, 2024

Kim Jong Un displays portrait next to predecessors in personality cult boost

First public display of own portrait in same fashion as father, grandfather seen at party cadre school opening

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoMay 22, 2024

North Korea appears to test rocket engine amid preparation for satellite launch

Signs of vegetation die-off at test stand come as DPRK looks to put three more military satellites in orbit this year

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoMay 3, 2024

Kim Jong Un rolls up with six new Toyota SUVs in convoy at latest appearance

Acquisition of customized Japanese vehicles is another demonstration of North Korea’s ability to evade sanctions

Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko | Joe SmithApril 26, 2024

Kim Jong Un guides test of rocket developed by ‘newly-founded’ military factory

Test comes as North Korea celebrates 92nd founding anniversary of the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoApril 26, 2024

North Korea’s Air Koryo changes logo to comply with new anti-unification policy

Removal of Korean Peninsula from flag carrier’s logo is in line with sweeping changes to inter-Korean symbols this year

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoApril 25, 2024
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