April 20, 2024


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.


North Korea promotes Im Chon Il to vice foreign minister

Im likely to continue overseeing Russian affairs ahead of planned Kim-Putin summit

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoNovember 9, 2018

Blocked North Korean assets in U.S. reappear in State Sponsors of Terror report

DPRK's USD$63 million in frozen funds almost double amount listed in 2008

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoNovember 8, 2018

Ornate residential tower going up in Sinuiju opposite Chinese border tourist spot

Sources say DPRK state employees to be gifted homes in tower along Sinuiju-Dandong border

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoNovember 7, 2018

North Korea pays tribute to Chinese President in special mass games finale

Altered final chapter for visiting artists delegation stresses "invincible" Sino-DPRK relations

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoNovember 5, 2018

Cuba, North Korea reaffirm historic ties at first summit in thirty years

DPRK state media hails two nations' "special friendship" and "joint struggle" against imperialism

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoNovember 4, 2018

North Korean, Russian universities agree to scientific exchanges

Kim Chaek University of Technology previously linked to DPRK's nuclear program

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoNovember 2, 2018

Air China to run Beijing-Pyongyang route through winter, representative confirms

Twice-weekly flights could hint at rise in tourist demand following complete suspension last year

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoNovember 1, 2018

Kim Jong Un expresses disappointment with progress at Wonsan-Kalma tourist zone

In visit to site, DPRK leader complains development "not perfect in the artistic aspect"

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoOctober 31, 2018

ROK, U.S. to establish working group on North Korea issues: State Department

Spokesperson also says Washington believes Seoul in compliance with sanctions against DPRK

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoOctober 30, 2018

North Korea reveals October 2020 deadline for Samjiyon construction project

Kim Jong Un cautions against hasty work, however, in latest on-site inspection of town

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoOctober 29, 2018