November 27, 2022

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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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N. Korea aims to finish Wonsan-Kalma project by April 15 next year: state media

N. Korea aims to finish Wonsan-Kalma project by April 15 next year: state media

In first on-site inspection, DPRK leader says project aimed at domestic tourists

N. Korea aims to finish Wonsan-Kalma project by April 15 next year: state media
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 29, 2018
Abe, Trump agree to meet ahead of U.S.-North Korea summit: White House

Abe, Trump agree to meet ahead of U.S.-North Korea summit: White House

In Monday phone call, leaders reiterate calls for "complete dismantlement" of DPRK's nuke program

Abe, Trump agree to meet ahead of U.S.-North Korea summit: White House
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 28, 2018
Who is Sung Kim, the American diplomat leading talks with the North Koreans?

Who is Sung Kim, the American diplomat leading talks with the North Koreans?

The current U.S. ambassador to the Philippines has extensive experience dealing with DPRK officials

Who is Sung Kim, the American diplomat leading talks with the North Koreans?
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 28, 2018
Shinzo Abe “supports” Trump decision to cancel DPRK-U.S. summit: Kyodo

Shinzo Abe “supports” Trump decision to cancel DPRK-U.S. summit: Kyodo

International reaction to surprise cancellation more mixed, however

Shinzo Abe “supports” Trump decision to cancel DPRK-U.S. summit: Kyodo
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 25, 2018
Preparations for September mass games event underway in Pyongyang

Preparations for September mass games event underway in Pyongyang

Arirang-style event set to take place this fall

Preparations for September mass games event underway in Pyongyang
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 23, 2018
Kim Jong Un will not “play” Trump, denuclearization remains U.S. goal: Pence

Kim Jong Un will not “play” Trump, denuclearization remains U.S. goal: Pence

Vice President says Washington still open to summit

Kim Jong Un will not “play” Trump, denuclearization remains U.S. goal: Pence
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 21, 2018
Major ROK bank to set up task force exploring inter-Korean economic cooperation

Major ROK bank to set up task force exploring inter-Korean economic cooperation

KEB Hana Bank among several companies eyeing Northern business opportunities should sanctions ease

Major ROK bank to set up task force exploring inter-Korean economic cooperation
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 21, 2018
DPRK loyalty badges now easier to obtain for foreigners, but come with a price

DPRK loyalty badges now easier to obtain for foreigners, but come with a price

Sources say 100 euro "donation" now streamlining process

DPRK loyalty badges now easier to obtain for foreigners, but come with a price
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 20, 2018
Air Koryo to begin weekly Pyongyang-Wonsan flights in June: state media

Air Koryo to begin weekly Pyongyang-Wonsan flights in June: state media

New route likely aimed at expanding tourism to DPRK's east coast, source suggests

Air Koryo to begin weekly Pyongyang-Wonsan flights in June: state media
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 17, 2018
Access, transparency remain concerns for North Korea operations: WFP chief

Access, transparency remain concerns for North Korea operations: WFP chief

David Beasley says country allowed "greater access" during recent visit, but that hurdles remain

Access, transparency remain concerns for North Korea operations: WFP chief
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 15, 2018