October 06, 2022

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Colin Zwirko

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

News

Elderly North Korean veterans pack stadium for conference despite COVID spread

Participants forgo masks at event to mark end of Korean War, as Pyongyang vows conflict ‘not over’

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJuly 27, 2022
News

Kim Jong Un disappears from public view for longest stint this year

Reasons for North Korean leader’s 16-day absence unclear, but it comes as he’s appeared more frequently in recent months

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJuly 25, 2022
News

North Korea monetizes highway to main seaport with new toll gate: Imagery

Expert says tolls create incentive to increase vehicle traffic as pandemic restrictions funnel trade through port

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJuly 22, 2022
News

Ukraine should make call on North Korean workers in Russia-controlled Donbas: US

State Department spokesperson says talk of DPRK-Donbas cooperation is ‘affront to the sovereignty’ of Ukraine

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJuly 22, 2022
Featured Content

Harry Potter-loving North Korean vlogger comes from elite family close to Kims

NK News finds Song A lived in the UK with her diplomat father and is great-granddaughter of top military commander

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJuly 20, 2022
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
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
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
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
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
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