September 19, 2020


Colin Zwirko

Colin Zwirko is an NK News correspondent based in Seoul.


Irish NGO granted humanitarian sanctions exemption for North Korea projects

Exemption is third for Concern Worldwide since early 2019

Colin Zwirko April 3, 2020

Progress picks up on highway to connect China-North Korea “bridge to nowhere”

Land clearing near foot of New Yalu River Bridge in March satellite imagery may be for new customs facilities

Colin Zwirko March 25, 2020
Border Controls

Container traffic returns to North Korea’s Nampho port after coronavirus slump

Quarantine of arriving cargo also apparent in latest satellite imagery

Colin Zwirko March 23, 2020

Upgrades, activity ongoing at North Korea’s satellite control center: imagery

Facilities in Pyongyang under construction since mid-2017 may be planned “space environment testing base”

Colin Zwirko March 17, 2020

The coronavirus slowdown at North Korean ports, as seen from above

Satellite imagery reveals relatively empty scenes at Nampho and Sinuiju ports in conjunction with quarantine measures

Colin Zwirko March 13, 2020

North Korea’s Tree-planting Day highlights nationwide nursery projects

Satellite imagery reveals scope of long-stalled provincial tree nurseries seeing renewed push since 2018

Colin Zwirko March 5, 2020

U.S. removes North Korea sanctions on Russian oil supplier, citing severed ties

Delisting is U.S. Treasury’s first for secondary North Korea sanctions

Colin Zwirko March 4, 2020

Pyongyang offices for rent with global communication, stable power “guaranteed”

How the Japan-linked Rim Mi Yong company is targeting international businesses in the North Korean capital

Colin Zwirko February 21, 2020

Expanding Japan-linked mall, online shop in Pyongyang targets “modern tastes”

A closer look at the Rim Mi Yong Aeguk Joint Venture Company and their flagship store in North Korea's capital

Colin Zwirko February 18, 2020

Latest North Korea sanctions exemptions to boost TB treatment, telemedicine work

Eugene Bell Foundation likely to utilize new Global Fund grant for TB work, while WHO to ship telemedicine equipment

Colin Zwirko February 7, 2020