December 03, 2022


Colin Zwirko

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


Kim Jong Un accelerates upgrades at luxury lake resort and party office HQ

Satellite imagery suggests DPRK has found new resources to pour into leader’s projects despite economic ‘hardships’

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 24, 2022

Rising North Korean firm takes over special economic zone at border: State media

Pyongyang may push forward Sinuiju SEZ once land trade resumes with China, though no signs of progress are visible yet

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 22, 2022

North Korea dismantling another Hyundai Asan resort at Mt. Kumgang: Imagery

Kumgang Pension Town latest target of efforts to remove South Korea’s properties at former inter-Korean tourism zone

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 21, 2022

‘We hate Yoon’: Kim Yo Jong slams Seoul’s plan to denuclearize North Korea

DPRK leader’s sister rejects all future offers and says South Korea ‘scared’ of the missile tested Wednesday

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 19, 2022

North Korea eyes China border trade resumption as quarantine center cleared

Imagery shows movement at freight intake platforms after Kim Jong Un ordered ‘reexamination’ of COVID border policies

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 16, 2022
Border Controls

China resumes North Korea border tourism despite COVID restrictions on DPRK side

Reopened attractions could pose test to Pyongyang, which fears new variants could spread across the border

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 15, 2022
Border Controls

North Korea declares COVID-19 ‘eradicated,’ implies Kim Jong Un caught virus

DPRK leader proclaims victory at event in Pyongyang, as his sister threatens South Korea for allegedly spreading virus

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 11, 2022

Kim Jong Un megayacht spotted at secluded beach while leader out of public view

Satellite imagery captures vessel near new mansions on east coast in sign that Kim is vacationing

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 10, 2022

Flooding hits new construction at North Korea’s Sohae spaceport: Imagery

State media reports over 4 inches of rain in region Sunday that may have disrupted work on construction camp, warehouse

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 9, 2022

North Korea enacts medicine laws after death penalty decree on COVID supplies

Supreme People’s Assembly also passes aerospace development law ahead of full session announced for Sept. 7

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 8, 2022
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