While North Korean media is lionizing Kim Jong-un as a conservationist, whether or not he is even remotely interested in environmental management issues remains unclear.
Archive for May 2012
What Did Kim Jong-il Want? by Leonid Petrov Speculations about the Last Will and Testament of the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, who died on 17 December last year, are mounting and raise many questions about the future of… Read More ›
Grey Area, New History: Southern Weekend on the PRC-DPRK Sea Dispute by Adam Cathcart There are multiple ways to read the evolution of the “North Korean hostage-taking at sea” story. As Roger Cavazos argued recently, it could be a parable of… Read More ›
Crouching Hostage, Hidden Tiger Adam Cathcart Pierced by its most serious domestic political crisis since the late 1980s, China’s leaders have this spring returned to “riding the tiger” of nationalism, hoping to drain off public anxiety and attention from Beijing… Read More ›
Pirates or Hawks: Who Hijacked the Chinese Fishing Boats? Leonid Petrov China often describes its relations with North Korea, its closest regional ally, as intimate but not substantial. For more than half a century, Beijing’s attitude towards the Korean peninsula… Read More ›
Roger Cavazos analyzes messages to Chinese netizens and the DPRK leadership, a critically important part of the PRC discourse on North Korean affairs during the fishermen hostage crisis.
The Political Economy of Economic Reform: Using Trade to Keep the Debate in Bloom by Steven Denney Although North Korea may be a thorn in China’s side, it has been duly noted that China does not wish to see political… Read More ›