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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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Kim Jong Un’s New Year’s speech: experts react

Kim Jong Un’s New Year’s speech: experts react

North Korea watchers weigh in on what to make of the DPRK leader's annual address

Kim Jong Un’s New Year’s speech: experts react
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 1, 2019
In New Year’s speech, Kim Jong Un says he’s ready to meet Trump “at any time”

In New Year’s speech, Kim Jong Un says he’s ready to meet Trump “at any time”

DPRK leader hails diplomatic, economic progress in annual address

In New Year’s speech, Kim Jong Un says he’s ready to meet Trump “at any time”
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko | Oliver Hotham December 31, 2018
North Korea rings in new year with midnight concert, drone show

North Korea rings in new year with midnight concert, drone show

Celebrity performances, lasers, countdown mark change in celebrations

North Korea rings in new year with midnight concert, drone show
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 31, 2018
New North Korean Sci-Tech Library officially opens after long delay

New North Korean Sci-Tech Library officially opens after long delay

Hamhung project appeared nearing completion in 2016 before state media coverage picked up this year

New North Korean Sci-Tech Library officially opens after long delay
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 31, 2018
North Korean leadership shakeups revealed in latest MOU reference book release

North Korean leadership shakeups revealed in latest MOU reference book release

Hwang Pyong So returns to top role, serving directly under recently-sanctioned Choe Ryong Hae

North Korean leadership shakeups revealed in latest MOU reference book release
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 28, 2018
Pyongyang to add concert event to downtown New Year’s Eve celebrations

Pyongyang to add concert event to downtown New Year’s Eve celebrations

Tourists may be charged to attend Kim Il Sung Square celebrations, agencies say

Pyongyang to add concert event to downtown New Year’s Eve celebrations
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 27, 2018
North Korean state newspaper Rodong Sinmun drops free PDF distribution

North Korean state newspaper Rodong Sinmun drops free PDF distribution

Downloads through Japanese affiliate still available, however

North Korean state newspaper Rodong Sinmun drops free PDF distribution
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 25, 2018
Chinese brand-promotion group wraps up week-long Pyongyang business trip

Chinese brand-promotion group wraps up week-long Pyongyang business trip

Investment seminar, B2B meetings, and site inspections on itinerary for group of business leaders

Chinese brand-promotion group wraps up week-long Pyongyang business trip
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 24, 2018
Goal of next U.S.-DPRK summit to ‘reduce threat’ from N. Korean nukes: Pompeo

Goal of next U.S.-DPRK summit to ‘reduce threat’ from N. Korean nukes: Pompeo

Secretary of State stresses Kim’s “commitment to denuclearize,” despite recent DPRK rebuke

Goal of next U.S.-DPRK summit to ‘reduce threat’ from N. Korean nukes: Pompeo
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 21, 2018
285 meetings held at inter-Korean liaison office since September: MOU

285 meetings held at inter-Korean liaison office since September: MOU

Office has played key role in organizing range of joint infrastructural, cultural projects underway

285 meetings held at inter-Korean liaison office since September: MOU
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 20, 2018
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