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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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S.Korean President urges Trump, Kim to make “bold decision” in nuclear talks

S.Korean President urges Trump, Kim to make “bold decision” in nuclear talks

U.S. special envoy in Seoul to discuss coordination amid U.S.-DPRK reboot

S.Korean President urges Trump, Kim to make “bold decision” in nuclear talks
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Colin Zwirko | Dagyum Ji September 11, 2018
Kim Jong Un reaffirmed “determination to denuclearize” to ROK envoys: KCNA

Kim Jong Un reaffirmed “determination to denuclearize” to ROK envoys: KCNA

North Korean leader also praised inter-Korean cooperation, affirmed Sept. summit plans

Kim Jong Un reaffirmed “determination to denuclearize” to ROK envoys: KCNA
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Colin Zwirko September 5, 2018
Satellite imagery reveals major flooding along Pyongyang-Kaesong highway

Satellite imagery reveals major flooding along Pyongyang-Kaesong highway

Damage to homes and farmland evident following UN report of deaths due to flooding

Satellite imagery reveals major flooding along Pyongyang-Kaesong highway
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Colin Zwirko September 4, 2018
Russia stalls release of UN Panel of Experts sanctions report on North Korea

Russia stalls release of UN Panel of Experts sanctions report on North Korea

Envoy cites objections over content, leaks as UNSC set to continue discussions

Russia stalls release of UN Panel of Experts sanctions report on North Korea
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Colin Zwirko August 31, 2018
Mass games extended to run until October 10, tour company says

Mass games extended to run until October 10, tour company says

Recent state media suggested event would run from September 9 to 30

Mass games extended to run until October 10, tour company says
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 30, 2018
Russian construction companies send gifts to Kim Jong Un: KCNA

Russian construction companies send gifts to Kim Jong Un: KCNA

One group, Dalpiterstroy, reported to have used North Korean labor to build World Cup stadium

Russian construction companies send gifts to Kim Jong Un: KCNA
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Colin Zwirko August 30, 2018
Russian Orthodox Church delegation to visit North Korea in October

Russian Orthodox Church delegation to visit North Korea in October

ROC leader also invites Kim Jong Un to visit Pyongyang church

Russian Orthodox Church delegation to visit North Korea in October
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 28, 2018
The year without Americans: how the U.S. travel ban changed North Korean tourism

The year without Americans: how the U.S. travel ban changed North Korean tourism

State Department yet to decide on extension as ban set to expire this Friday

The year without Americans: how the U.S. travel ban changed North Korean tourism
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Colin Zwirko August 27, 2018
Student training for Sept. 9 events intensifies around Pyongyang, photos show

Student training for Sept. 9 events intensifies around Pyongyang, photos show

Long hours and high expectations in near-daily outdoor marching exercises

Student training for Sept. 9 events intensifies around Pyongyang, photos show
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 27, 2018
UN environmental chief in Pyongyang to discuss conservation, disaster prevention

UN environmental chief in Pyongyang to discuss conservation, disaster prevention

DPRK has agreed to join UNEP’s Clean Seas Campaign, statement says

UN environmental chief in Pyongyang to discuss conservation, disaster prevention
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 23, 2018