February 22, 2024

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Colin Zwirko

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.

News

North Korea wants to buy new commercial aircraft, Russians in Pyongyang told

Air Koryo last purchased new planes in 2013

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoApril 14, 2019
News

Russian State Duma delegation set for more inter-parliamentary talks in Pyongyang

Trip begins as separate Russian regional delegation wraps up DPRK visit Friday

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoApril 12, 2019
News

U.S. focused on “big deal” for North Korean denuclearization, Trump tells Moon

President says there "are smaller deals that maybe could happen," however

Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko | Leo ByrneApril 11, 2019
News

New North Korean smartphone offering Wi-Fi, wireless charging: media

Like previous DPRK-branded phones, however, "Pyongyang 2425" appears Chinese in origin

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoApril 10, 2019
Analysis

Despite leader’s claims, images show scant progress at Samjiyon over the winter

Project set to be wrapped up by October next year, Kim Jong Un said this week

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoApril 4, 2019
News

Russia may help N. Korea with security for large sporting events: interior minister

In Pyongyang, Vladimir Kolokoltsev says two countries could step up cooperation in law enforcement

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoApril 3, 2019
News

Vietnamese suspect in Kim murder trial pleads guilty to new reduced charges

Doan Thi Huong escapes death penalty, likely to be released next month

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoApril 1, 2019
News

Secretary Pompeo hopes for a third Trump-Kim meeting “before too long”

DPRK leader "hasn't yet demonstrated" commitment to denuclearization, Secretary of State says

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoMarch 28, 2019
News

Air China, Air Koryo adding flights to Beijing-Pyongyang route in April

Both companies to resume scheduled flights on hold over winter season

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoMarch 27, 2019
Analysis

Wonsan-Kalma tourist zone sees rapid progress, new construction: imagery

Resort project in advanced stages as October deadline looms, though much work remains to be done

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoMarch 26, 2019