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Colin Zwirko

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

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North Korean soldiers at Joint Security Area sporting new uniforms, photos reveal

North Korean soldiers at Joint Security Area sporting new uniforms, photos reveal

Change comes amid ongoing negotiations on logistics for newly-demilitarized JSA

North Korean soldiers at Joint Security Area sporting new uniforms, photos reveal
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 22, 2018
North Korea to host conference on blockchain, cryptocurrency next year: KFA

North Korea to host conference on blockchain, cryptocurrency next year: KFA

Organizers says U.S. citizens welcome to attend, despite travel ban

North Korea to host conference on blockchain, cryptocurrency next year: KFA
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko | Oliver Hotham November 21, 2018
DPRK should be allowed to buy new commercial planes, says Russian ambassador

DPRK should be allowed to buy new commercial planes, says Russian ambassador

North Korea in "dire need" of update to fleet, Alexander Matsegora tells newspaper

DPRK should be allowed to buy new commercial planes, says Russian ambassador
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 19, 2018
North Korea to repatriate U.S. citizen detained since October: KCNA

North Korea to repatriate U.S. citizen detained since October: KCNA

Bruce Byron Lowrance reported to have claimed to be under "manipulation of the CIA"

North Korea to repatriate U.S. citizen detained since October: KCNA
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 16, 2018
Kim Jong Un orders large-scale construction in Chinese border city of Sinuiju

Kim Jong Un orders large-scale construction in Chinese border city of Sinuiju

Major redevelopment reportedly underway in DPRK's "gateway city of the country"

Kim Jong Un orders large-scale construction in Chinese border city of Sinuiju
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 15, 2018
North Korea’s Pyongyang Golf Club undergoing expansion, imagery reveals

North Korea’s Pyongyang Golf Club undergoing expansion, imagery reveals

Work on additional nine holes underway at facilities typically unavailable to ordinary citizens

North Korea’s Pyongyang Golf Club undergoing expansion, imagery reveals
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 15, 2018
North Korea to kick off delayed business forum for South Koreans on Thursday

North Korea to kick off delayed business forum for South Koreans on Thursday

MOU approves 97 to attend event focused on forging business ties with Koreans abroad

North Korea to kick off delayed business forum for South Koreans on Thursday
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 14, 2018
Pence reiterates support for “pressure campaign” on N. Korea as trip to Asia begins

Pence reiterates support for “pressure campaign” on N. Korea as trip to Asia begins

VP tells Japanese PM U.S. will "accept nothing less" than DPRK's full denuclearization

Pence reiterates support for “pressure campaign” on N. Korea as trip to Asia begins
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 13, 2018
North Korea promotes Im Chon Il to vice foreign minister

North Korea promotes Im Chon Il to vice foreign minister

Im likely to continue overseeing Russian affairs ahead of planned Kim-Putin summit

North Korea promotes Im Chon Il to vice foreign minister
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 9, 2018
Blocked North Korean assets in U.S. reappear in State Sponsors of Terror report

Blocked North Korean assets in U.S. reappear in State Sponsors of Terror report

DPRK's USD$63 million in frozen funds almost double amount listed in 2008

Blocked North Korean assets in U.S. reappear in State Sponsors of Terror report
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 8, 2018