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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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Speculation mounts that Vladivostok university to host Kim-Putin summit this week

Speculation mounts that Vladivostok university to host Kim-Putin summit this week

Far Eastern Federal University may be ideal location due to seclusion, high-profile ties

Speculation mounts that Vladivostok university to host Kim-Putin summit this week
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 22, 2019
Sights of Sinuiju: change and continuity in North Korea’s window to China
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Sights of Sinuiju: change and continuity in North Korea’s window to China

With new wealth and an old look, signs of large-scale upgrades still hard to find

Sights of Sinuiju: change and continuity in North Korea’s window to China
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 22, 2019
Mongolian foreign affairs delegation in Pyongyang for talks: KCNA

Mongolian foreign affairs delegation in Pyongyang for talks: KCNA

U.S. ally Mongolia seen as potential mediator in ongoing denuclearization negotiations

Mongolian foreign affairs delegation in Pyongyang for talks: KCNA
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 19, 2019
Kim Jong Un’s chief secretary back in Vladivostok amid growing summit speculation

Kim Jong Un’s chief secretary back in Vladivostok amid growing summit speculation

Kim Chang Son seen inspecting train station in Russian Far East city, RIA reported

Kim Jong Un’s chief secretary back in Vladivostok amid growing summit speculation
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 18, 2019
Biegun headed to Moscow for meetings over North Korean denuclearization: State

Biegun headed to Moscow for meetings over North Korean denuclearization: State

Trip comes amid growing speculation over possible DPRK-Russia summit in coming weeks

Biegun headed to Moscow for meetings over North Korean denuclearization: State
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 16, 2019
North Korea requested Russia continue hiring laborers, despite ban: lawmaker

North Korea requested Russia continue hiring laborers, despite ban: lawmaker

Cross-border bridge also raised in meetings with Russian Duma members in Pyongyang

North Korea requested Russia continue hiring laborers, despite ban: lawmaker
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 16, 2019
Shoddy construction on display at Sinuiju riverside high-rise construction site
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Shoddy construction on display at Sinuiju riverside high-rise construction site

Work appeared active in late March, photos show

Shoddy construction on display at Sinuiju riverside high-rise construction site
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 16, 2019
High-end appliances, watches on sale at recently-renovated N. Korean dept. store

High-end appliances, watches on sale at recently-renovated N. Korean dept. store

State media reveals brands including Tissot, Rolex, and Siemens on offer at Taesong shopping center

High-end appliances, watches on sale at recently-renovated N. Korean dept. store
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko | Oliver Hotham April 15, 2019
U.S. Christian group receives UN sanctions exemption for project in North Korea

U.S. Christian group receives UN sanctions exemption for project in North Korea

Love North Korea Ministries previously ran surf camp, other sports exchanges in the DPRK

U.S. Christian group receives UN sanctions exemption for project in North Korea
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 15, 2019