January 20, 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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What to expect from Harry Harris, the new U.S. ambassador to South Korea

What to expect from Harry Harris, the new U.S. ambassador to South Korea

Consistency will be key for U.S.-ROK alliance amid negotiations with Pyongyang

What to expect from Harry Harris, the new U.S. ambassador to South Korea
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 29, 2018
Senate approves Harry Harris as U.S. ambassador to South Korea

Senate approves Harry Harris as U.S. ambassador to South Korea

Position has been vacant since January last year

Senate approves Harry Harris as U.S. ambassador to South Korea
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko | Oliver Hotham June 28, 2018
UFG drill suspension “increases prospects” for N. Korea-U.S. diplomacy: Mattis

UFG drill suspension “increases prospects” for N. Korea-U.S. diplomacy: Mattis

Speaking in Seoul, Secretary of Defense also says no plans to scale down U.S. troop numbers in ROK

UFG drill suspension “increases prospects” for N. Korea-U.S. diplomacy: Mattis
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko | Oliver Hotham June 28, 2018
Two Koreas begin day of talks on cross-border highway links

Two Koreas begin day of talks on cross-border highway links

Meeting will focus on resuming past projects, including improving infrastructure in DPRK

Two Koreas begin day of talks on cross-border highway links
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 27, 2018
Amid improving Sino-DPRK relations, work on Tumen River bridge accelerates
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Amid improving Sino-DPRK relations, work on Tumen River bridge accelerates

Construction on long-delayed project stepped up on both sides of border

Amid improving Sino-DPRK relations, work on Tumen River bridge accelerates
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 27, 2018
Turkey, N. Korea begin negotiations over Turkish soldier remains

Turkey, N. Korea begin negotiations over Turkish soldier remains

Talks followed Turkish ROK Ambassador's early June trip to Pyongyang

Turkey, N. Korea begin negotiations over Turkish soldier remains
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 26, 2018
Anti-U.S. rhetoric missing from DPRK’s Korean War anniversary coverage

Anti-U.S. rhetoric missing from DPRK’s Korean War anniversary coverage

Further signs of shift in North Korean propaganda narrative ahead of continuing U.S.-DPRK talks

Anti-U.S. rhetoric missing from DPRK’s Korean War anniversary coverage
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 25, 2018
Air Koryo to begin new routes to Chengdu and Xian next month

Air Koryo to begin new routes to Chengdu and Xian next month

New flights to become longest of North Korean airline's four routes to China

Air Koryo to begin new routes to Chengdu and Xian next month
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 22, 2018
North Korea already fulfilling Singapore summit promises: Trump

North Korea already fulfilling Singapore summit promises: Trump

Other White House officials, however, offer different assessments of progress on denuclearization

North Korea already fulfilling Singapore summit promises: Trump
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 20, 2018
Anti-U.S. souvenirs disappear from tourist shops in North Korea: sources

Anti-U.S. souvenirs disappear from tourist shops in North Korea: sources

Posters, postcards, and stamps carrying anti-American images removed from multiple shops

Anti-U.S. souvenirs disappear from tourist shops in North Korea: sources
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 20, 2018