December 04, 2022


Colin Zwirko

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


North Korea dismantling more South Korean tourism buildings at Mt. Kumgang

Satellite imagery reveals recent work to remove theater, hotel and other assets owned by Seoul and Hyundai Asan

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 5, 2022

Goods clearing out of North Korean disinfection zone 3 months after trade freeze

Satellite imagery appears to reconfirm suspected quarantine period for DPRK’s overland imports from China

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 3, 2022

North Korea confirms plan to send workers to Russia-occupied Ukraine

Donetsk breakaway state says its leader also seeks meeting with Kim Jong Un as two sides hold talks in Moscow

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 2, 2022

North Korea claims no new suspected COVID cases but isn’t celebrating yet

State media urges caution despite reporting no ‘fevers’ for three days, signals no return to pre-pandemic normalcy soon

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 1, 2022

North Korean military pursuing ‘coordinated operations’ with China: State media

DPRK has used phrase to refer to planning and field work in past, as it says allies defend socialism ‘with arms’

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 1, 2022

FULL TEXT: North Korea’s death penalty decree for illegal COVID medicine sales

NK Pro has translated full text of notice that appears to show harsh crack down on market activity during COVID outbreak


North Korea threatens death penalty for black market medicine sales during COVID

Images obtained by NK News show notice posted at pharmacies warns violators' families will also be forcibly relocated

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJuly 29, 2022

Kim Jong Un says Koreas at ‘brink of war’ as he boasts of nuclear forces

North Korean leader slams US-ROK military drills, defends ‘routine’ weapons buildup in speech at war anniversary event

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJuly 28, 2022

North Korean jets make special flights to pick up war veterans: State media

Cross-country trips absent from flight trackers but typical of those that occur around major events in Pyongyang

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoJuly 27, 2022

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
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