April 24, 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

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
News

North Korea conducts fourth cruise missile test in last 10 days: ROK military

Pyongyang keeps focus on low-flying tactical nuclear missiles intended to defeat South Korean defense systems

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoFebruary 2, 2024
News

Kim Jong Un inspects warships on west coast amid fears of new border dispute

North Korean leader says work on naval projects at Nampho Dockyard is key to 'war preparations'

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoFebruary 2, 2024
News

Kim Jong Un secretly visits new luxury mall in Pyongyang with China connections

Amid ‘communism’ revival, North Korea signals elite class remains priority and driver of sanctions evasion efforts

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoFebruary 1, 2024
News

North Korea conducts third cruise missile test in last week: ROK military

Spree of cruise missile tests from both coasts highlights development of nuclear capabilities targeting South Korea

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJanuary 30, 2024
News

Kim Jong Un inspects nuclear-powered submarine project, cruise missile test

State media says new cruise missile launched from underwater but doesn't show submarine images

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJanuary 29, 2024
News

Kim Jong Un lays out 10-year plan to fix ‘backward’ economy at Politburo meeting

Two-day Politburo meeting follows Kim's announcement of new 'local development 20×10 policy' earlier this month

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJanuary 25, 2024
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