January 28, 2023

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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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ROK, U.S. to establish working group on North Korea issues: State Department

ROK, U.S. to establish working group on North Korea issues: State Department

Spokesperson also says Washington believes Seoul in compliance with sanctions against DPRK

ROK, U.S. to establish working group on North Korea issues: State Department
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Colin Zwirko October 30, 2018
North Korea reveals October 2020 deadline for Samjiyon construction project

North Korea reveals October 2020 deadline for Samjiyon construction project

Kim Jong Un cautions against hasty work, however, in latest on-site inspection of town

North Korea reveals October 2020 deadline for Samjiyon construction project
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 29, 2018
U.S. releases new imagery of North Korea-linked illicit STS oil transfers

U.S. releases new imagery of North Korea-linked illicit STS oil transfers

State Department says UN must “formally recognize” breach of caps on refined petroleum transfers

U.S. releases new imagery of North Korea-linked illicit STS oil transfers
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Colin Zwirko October 26, 2018
DPRK, Russian ruling parties agree to step up “economic development” exchanges

DPRK, Russian ruling parties agree to step up “economic development” exchanges

Two sides vow to improve ties in Moscow agreement

DPRK, Russian ruling parties agree to step up “economic development” exchanges
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Colin Zwirko October 26, 2018
Top U.S. diplomat on North Korea heading to Seoul on Monday: State

Top U.S. diplomat on North Korea heading to Seoul on Monday: State

Talks on "FFVD" come as hope fades for high-level U.S.-DPRK meeting this month

Top U.S. diplomat on North Korea heading to Seoul on Monday: State
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 25, 2018
UNICEF receives USD$3.2 million for DPRK aid efforts from UN emergency fund

UNICEF receives USD$3.2 million for DPRK aid efforts from UN emergency fund

Money to go towards treating malnutrition and a clean water and hygiene project

UNICEF receives USD$3.2 million for DPRK aid efforts from UN emergency fund
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 25, 2018
Cuban President to visit North Korea in coming weeks, foreign minister says

Cuban President to visit North Korea in coming weeks, foreign minister says

Miguel Díaz-Canel previously visited Pyongyang, met with Kim Jong Un in 2015

Cuban President to visit North Korea in coming weeks, foreign minister says
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Colin Zwirko October 24, 2018
“No substantial changes” to N. Korean human rights situation: Special Rapporteur

“No substantial changes” to N. Korean human rights situation: Special Rapporteur

Tomás Ojea Quintana says ROK, U.S. must raise issue with DPRK in future talks

“No substantial changes” to N. Korean human rights situation: Special Rapporteur
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 23, 2018
UN emergency fund approves USD$6.72 million for humanitarian efforts in N. Korea

UN emergency fund approves USD$6.72 million for humanitarian efforts in N. Korea

Over half of funds to go towards tuberculosis treatment efforts, CERF says

UN emergency fund approves USD$6.72 million for humanitarian efforts in N. Korea
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 23, 2018
Small town sees major construction six years after deadly floods: imagery

Small town sees major construction six years after deadly floods: imagery

State media touts flood prevention, housing construction in "transforming town" near DPRK capital

Small town sees major construction six years after deadly floods: imagery
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Colin Zwirko October 22, 2018