September 28, 2022


Colin Zwirko

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


North Korea adopts ‘major military action plan’ for units facing South Korea

Experts point to possibility of tactical nuke policy shift as Kim Jong Un wraps up three-day military meeting

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJune 24, 2022
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‘Everything is just fine!’: North Korean vloggers launch new selfie propaganda

State media deploys fake Twitter account to promote latest foreign outreach campaign on abundance amid pandemic

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJune 23, 2022

North Korean military talks ‘front-line’ operations with ROK map on display

Kim Jong Un leads high-level military meeting on ‘revising operational plans’ amid preparations for possible nuke test

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJune 23, 2022

Kim Jong Un convenes major military meeting after months of missile tests

Gathering of officials to discuss ‘building up’ military comes as North Korea restores nuclear bomb testing tunnels

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJune 22, 2022

North Korea producing new open-air ‘tourist’ tramcars despite closed borders

Officials appear to be taking steps to expand travel sector, though COVID outbreak casts doubt over tourism this summer

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJune 20, 2022

Work resumes at North Korean aerospace base after Kim Jong Un’s visit: Imagery

Activity at ‘space environmental test base’ suggests DPRK pushing forward plans for military reconnaissance satellite

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJune 17, 2022

800 North Korean families ‘suffering’ from outbreak of new disease: State media

Top elites ‘donate’ more medicine as propaganda campaign ramps up on party’s response to intestinal disease epidemic

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJune 17, 2022

Crisis in North Korea’s rice bowl as stomach bug spreads amid drought, COVID

Kim Jong Un ‘donates’ medicine to region suffering intensitinal disease outbreak and orders quarantine, state media says

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJune 16, 2022

Major construction springs up in shadow of infamous Pyongyang hotel: Imagery

Lack of fanfare in North Korean state media suggests ‘bottom-up’ investment is behind ambitious project, expert says

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJune 14, 2022

Kim Jong Un watches death of mentor who backed his rule in new North Korean film

Documentary boosting leader’s personality cult features new photos of young Kim and eulogizes late military official

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJune 13, 2022
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