April 22, 2024

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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.

News

Kim Jong Un says he’s ‘ashamed and sorry’ for neglecting economy

North Korean leader calls for ‘rural industrial revolution’ in speech at ceremony kicking off ‘20x10 policy’

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoFebruary 29, 2024
Analysis

Russia obscures North Korea arms trade by moving operation out of military port

Experts suggest Russia switched to using commercial port in response to international scrutiny of alleged weapons trade

Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin | Colin ZwirkoFebruary 28, 2024
News

North Korea kicks off fourth 10,000-home project in capital in four years

Kim Jong Un attends ceremony for next stage of five-year housing project, even as previously built apartments sit empty

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoFebruary 26, 2024
Analysis

North Korea hints beach resort twice as long as Waikiki may finally open soon

Russian tourists recently given sneak peak of Wonsan Kalma, while state media has started promoting east coast resort

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoFebruary 23, 2024
News

Putin gives Kim Jong Un a car in violation of UN sanctions

Latest exchange between Russia and North Korea comes amid ongoing weapons trade

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoFebruary 20, 2024
Analysis

Satellite imagery shows Kim Jong Un’s east coast yacht, missile test activities

Location of missile test revealed as megayacht arrives at North Korean leader’s beach mansion this week

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoFebruary 17, 2024
News

Anti-South Korea policy change secures ‘lawful’ basis to attack: Kim Jong Un

North Korean leader shares interpretation in a speech at defense ministry to mark army holiday

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoFebruary 9, 2024
Analysis

State media review: North Korea set to open long-stalled hospital this year

An in-depth analysis of plans for DPRK’s ‘first’ modern general hospital, Japan’s removal of a Korean memorial and more

Analysis

North Korea reveals first 20 ‘backward’ counties where factories will be built

Kim Jong Un ordered construction of 200 light industry factories over next decade to address DPRK’s underdevelopment

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoFebruary 6, 2024
News

North Korea says it tested new ‘super-large’ cruise missile warhead

State media did not reveal if Kim Jong Un was present at launch where ‘new’ anti-aircraft missile was also tested

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoFebruary 3, 2024
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