February 02, 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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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
Colin Zwirko
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
Satellite imagery reveals ongoing changes at Kaesong Industrial Complex
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Satellite imagery reveals ongoing changes at Kaesong Industrial Complex

No major facility usage apparent, however, as two Koreas push to open liason office

Satellite imagery reveals ongoing changes at Kaesong Industrial Complex
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 23, 2018
Visa freeze lifted for western tourists to Pyongyang: tour companies

Visa freeze lifted for western tourists to Pyongyang: tour companies

Ban on Chinese tourists reportedly still in effect ahead of September 9 holiday, however

Visa freeze lifted for western tourists to Pyongyang: tour companies
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 21, 2018
Secretary Pompeo may visit Pyongyang again “soon”: Bolton

Secretary Pompeo may visit Pyongyang again “soon”: Bolton

Trip, if it goes ahead, will be Secretary of State's fourth this year

Secretary Pompeo may visit Pyongyang again “soon”: Bolton
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 20, 2018
Evidence “credible” in Kim Jong Nam murder case, trial to continue: judge

Evidence “credible” in Kim Jong Nam murder case, trial to continue: judge

Defense loses acquittal bid in case which could see accused face death penalty

Evidence “credible” in Kim Jong Nam murder case, trial to continue: judge
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 16, 2018
Russian President ready to meet Kim Jong Un “at an early date”: Rodong

Russian President ready to meet Kim Jong Un “at an early date”: Rodong

Request comes in annual greetings exchanged on Korea's Liberation Day

Russian President ready to meet Kim Jong Un “at an early date”: Rodong
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 14, 2018
KPA soldier’s remains returned to North Korea via Panmunjom: UNC

KPA soldier’s remains returned to North Korea via Panmunjom: UNC

Remains reportedly washed ashore on South Korea’s northwest islands in May last year

KPA soldier’s remains returned to North Korea via Panmunjom: UNC
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 14, 2018
N. Korea freezes all tourist visa processing ahead of September holiday: sources

N. Korea freezes all tourist visa processing ahead of September holiday: sources

Freeze could reportedly last until September 9 National Foundation Day

N. Korea freezes all tourist visa processing ahead of September holiday: sources
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 13, 2018