Yongusil 58: Benjamin Habib: Building a Literature of North Korean engagement with the UNFCCC

By | February 27, 2015

Following its minimal attendance at recent COP meetings of the UNFCCC, North Korea’s concerns and aspirations surrounding climate change are unclear. Benjamin Habib’s new article for Pacific Affairs seeks to determine causality and assess future intention.

Moscow vs. Vladivostok: Prospects for a Russia-North Korea Summit

By | February 23, 2015

Did Kim Jong-un already meet Xi Jinping in northeast China? And will the North Korean leader show up in Moscow this coming May? A guest voice assesses the potential.

Take a Ride on the @MoonRiver365: #Shigak no. 19

By | February 20, 2015

This issue of #Shigak gives a brief overview of the many domestic political changes that took place over a month-long period between mid-January and Valentine’s Day. Moon Jae-in’s election to opposition party chairperson and an ongoing debate over welfare are just a few of the issues addressed.

Collapsist Narratives and State Strength: Reading The Interview through Han Sorya’s Jackals

By | February 18, 2015

Han Sorya’s conception of Americans as “jackals” is a wartime description of an enemy but one that never went away–in a sense like the war itself. In this essay, David Fields surveys the strength of North Korean state narratives, folding in a very famous Korean War short story and a certain controversial Hollywood film.

Introduction to Guandian: A Digest of Chinese Sources on North Korea

By | February 16, 2015

Sino-NK’s new initiative to bring readers more real-time quick analyses of Chinese media and policy discourse on Korean issues.

Yongusil 57: BC Koh and North Korean Autonomies: Pacific Affairs Perspectives

By | February 13, 2015

This past December, the journal Pacific Affairs asked B.R. Myers, et al., to undertake a review of BC Koh’s classic 1965 paper “North Korea and its Quest for Autonomy.” The Yongusil considers the encounter.