June 01, 2023


Colin Zwirko

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


Over dozen suspected missile shelters appear in Pyongyang before military parade

Satellite image suggests event will take place Wednesday night and could feature most ICBMs ever

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoFebruary 8, 2023

Kim Jong Un and daughter dine with military commanders ahead of weapons show

Mostly celebratory speech did not mention foreign policy or specific arms as large-scale military parade looms

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoFebruary 8, 2023

What to expect from North Korea’s military parade, and when to tune in

Signs point to a nighttime event to mark Feb. 8 holiday, featuring over 13,000 soldiers and DPRK’s biggest weapons

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoFebruary 7, 2023

Kim Jong Un reappears at military meeting, orders ‘intensified’ training

Meeting on eve of likely military parade marks North Korean leader’s first appearance in over one month

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoFebruary 7, 2023

Kim Jong Un missing for 35 days as Politburo meets to discuss food problems

North Korean leader ties record for 2nd-longest break, as Politburo decides to hold plenum on agriculture in late Feb.

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoFebruary 6, 2023

Jets fly over Pyongyang overnight in likely training for military parade

Videos seen by NK News show planes with flares and LED lights, while photos show preparations in Kim Il Sung Square

Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Colin ZwirkoFebruary 4, 2023

North Korea enacts new laws on ‘state secrets,’ child prodigies and loan debts

New loan law may stop private investors from recouping losses caused by sanctions and COVID controls, expert says

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoFebruary 3, 2023

Sprawling worker camp appears near North Korea’s military nerve center

Imagery shows new construction project outside Pyongyang that may be housing for munition workers or greenhouse farm

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoFebruary 1, 2023

North Korea lifts lockdown in capital five days after ‘rising’ illness warning

State media remains silent on Pyongyang quarantine measures as preparations for military parade ramp up

Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Colin ZwirkoJanuary 30, 2023

Pyongyang streets empty but civilians still training for military parade: Images

Kim Jong Un appears to put millions under lockdown to ensure success of upcoming propaganda event

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJanuary 29, 2023
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