September 21, 2023

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

Student training for Sept. 9 events intensifies around Pyongyang, photos show

Long hours and high expectations in near-daily outdoor marching exercises

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 27, 2018
News

UN environmental chief in Pyongyang to discuss conservation, disaster prevention

DPRK has agreed to join UNEP’s Clean Seas Campaign, statement says

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 23, 2018
Analysis

Satellite imagery reveals ongoing changes at Kaesong Industrial Complex

No major facility usage apparent, however, as two Koreas push to open liason office

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 23, 2018
News

Visa freeze lifted for western tourists to Pyongyang: tour companies

Ban on Chinese tourists reportedly still in effect ahead of September 9 holiday, however

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 21, 2018
News

Secretary Pompeo may visit Pyongyang again “soon”: Bolton

Trip, if it goes ahead, will be Secretary of State's fourth this year

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 20, 2018
News

Evidence “credible” in Kim Jong Nam murder case, trial to continue: judge

Defense loses acquittal bid in case which could see accused face death penalty

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 16, 2018
News

Russian President ready to meet Kim Jong Un “at an early date”: Rodong

Request comes in annual greetings exchanged on Korea's Liberation Day

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 14, 2018
News

KPA soldier’s remains returned to North Korea via Panmunjom: UNC

Remains reportedly washed ashore on South Korea’s northwest islands in May last year

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 14, 2018
News

N. Korea freezes all tourist visa processing ahead of September holiday: sources

Freeze could reportedly last until September 9 National Foundation Day

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 13, 2018
News

Satellite imagery hints at possible military component at N.Korean anniversary event

Scale of military role in any forthcoming anniversary celebrations unclear from imagery

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 10, 2018