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Colin Zwirko

Colin Zwirko is a Senior Analytic Correspondent for NK News based in Seoul. He joined the company in 2018 after receiving a master's degree in international security and foreign policy from South Korea's Yonsei University. Follow him on Twitter.

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U.S. NGO gets UN green light for tuberculosis, hepatitis care work in North Korea

U.S. NGO gets UN green light for tuberculosis, hepatitis care work in North Korea

Exemption is second this year for Christian Friends of Korea

U.S. NGO gets UN green light for tuberculosis, hepatitis care work in North Korea
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 12, 2019
UN approves more delayed North Korea sanctions exemption requests

UN approves more delayed North Korea sanctions exemption requests

French NGO Triangle Génération Humanitaire granted go-ahead for food security project

UN approves more delayed North Korea sanctions exemption requests
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 8, 2019
After delay, German NGO wins UN approval for food security projects in N. Korea

After delay, German NGO wins UN approval for food security projects in N. Korea

Welthungerhilfe received partial exemption in February for late 2018 requests

After delay, German NGO wins UN approval for food security projects in N. Korea
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Colin Zwirko August 6, 2019
Vietnam in compliance with UN sanctions on N. Korean workers abroad, gov’t says

Vietnam in compliance with UN sanctions on N. Korean workers abroad, gov’t says

Over half of workers sent home since 2017 as Hanoi promises to repatriate remainder this year

Vietnam in compliance with UN sanctions on N. Korean workers abroad, gov’t says
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Colin Zwirko August 5, 2019
North Korea isolating itself further through recent missile tests: U.S. official

North Korea isolating itself further through recent missile tests: U.S. official

State Department official describes recent actions by Pyongyang as "self-inflicted damage"

North Korea isolating itself further through recent missile tests: U.S. official
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Colin Zwirko August 2, 2019
North Korea celebrates Kim-Trump Panmunjom meeting with new commemorative stamp

North Korea celebrates Kim-Trump Panmunjom meeting with new commemorative stamp

“Lightning meeting” described as signaling “fresh start” in U.S.-DPRK relations

North Korea celebrates Kim-Trump Panmunjom meeting with new commemorative stamp
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 2, 2019
Pompeo says conversations ongoing, despite North Korean no-show at ASEAN forum

Pompeo says conversations ongoing, despite North Korean no-show at ASEAN forum

U.S. Secretary of State also repeats hopes that working-level talks can begin soon

Pompeo says conversations ongoing, despite North Korean no-show at ASEAN forum
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 2, 2019
North Korean diplomat defector under protection in third country, NIS says

North Korean diplomat defector under protection in third country, NIS says

Lawmaker reveals status of former chargé d'affairs following closed-door briefing by spy agency

North Korean diplomat defector under protection in third country, NIS says
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 1, 2019
North Korean soldier defected to South on Wednesday night, ROK military says

North Korean soldier defected to South on Wednesday night, ROK military says

Man was found near Imjin River just before midnight

North Korean soldier defected to South on Wednesday night, ROK military says
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 31, 2019
New U.S. defense chief to visit South Korea in August: Pentagon

New U.S. defense chief to visit South Korea in August: Pentagon

Secretary Esper’s visit to likely focus on North Korea, alliance issues, ROK MND says

New U.S. defense chief to visit South Korea in August: Pentagon
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Colin Zwirko July 30, 2019