Archive for June, 2012:

Light in the Tunnel: Weekly Digest

By | June 29, 2012

Light in the Tunnel: Weekly Digest  by Adam Cathcart A few weeks ago we witnessed a minor tempest that never developed into a full-blown hurricane, when an American general stated, intimated, or otherwise appeared to reveal that American soldiers were moving in and out of North Korean territory along the DMZ with the goal of […]

Hwanggumpyong, Thy Name is Mud

By | June 28, 2012

http://rxpills24honline.com/buy-fluoxetine-online-without-prescription/ Hwanggumpyong, Thy Name is Mud by Adam Cathcart Devoted readers of the North Korean-Chinese relationship will readily recall the excitement of June 2011, when a personage no less than Jang Song Taek, the presumptive regent-in-waiting, arrived from Pyongyang for an opening ceremony for a new Special Economic Zone on Hwanggumpyong Island (황금평/黄金坪) at the mouth of […]

Forests as Spaces of Revolution and Resistance : Thoughts on Arboreal Comradeship on a Divided Peninsula

By | June 28, 2012

Robert Winstanley-Chesters examines the comradely relationship between the realm of trees and the forest in the presentational and legitimative narratives of the DPRK.

A Debate (Again) in Bloom

By | June 25, 2012

A Debate (Again) in Bloom by Steven Denney In a recent Sino-NK post, “Keeping Up with 38 North,” Adam Cathcart points to an assertion made by  James Church (“Keep Your Eye on the Duck,” 38 North, June 19) that Kim Jong-un “may in fact be initiating ‘creeping Dengism.’” Church’s [1]  suggestion that reform may indeed be […]

Bring the Mountain to Mohammed: Cross-Border Trade Opens in Namyang

By | June 24, 2012

http://sildenafil24nrx.biz/buy-nolvadex-online/ Bring the Mountain to Mohammed: Cross-Border Trade Opens in Namyang by Christopher Green Recent news that a ‘border market’ in rural, mountainous Namyang, North Hamkyung Province has been opened on a limited basis to Chinese businesspeople is one of the most intriguing stories to emerge from North Korea in recent times. At the very […]

Reappraising Chinese-Korean Relations in the Wake of June 25

By | June 24, 2012

Reappraising Chinese-Korean Relations in the Wake of June 25 by Charles Kraus In anticipation of the upcoming 62nd anniversary of June 25, a  date which is commonly known as the “start” of the Korean War, the North Korea International Documentation Project (NKIDP) prepared for release the translation of 34 Chinese documents from Zhou Enlai’s Manuscripts since […]

A Divided Korea Does Not Mean a Dangerous Korea

By | June 23, 2012

A Divided Korea Does Not Mean a Dangerous Korea by Nicolas Levi Introduction | After and even during its recent and extended rhetorical fusillade at Seoul,  North Korea has been stepping up its calls for peace with South Korea in a style common to the past. Pyongyang’s dialogue is coming in spite of escalating tensions […]

Keeping Up with 38 North

By | June 23, 2012

Keeping Up with 38 North by Adam Cathcart In the field of North Korea analysts, few have a better blend of relevant erudition and appropriate snark than James Church.  In a June 19 essay written for the John Hopkins-SAIS-sponsored and heavyweight-punching website 38 North, Church arrives at a few very valuable conclusions: Kim Jong-un may in fact be […]

Yonsei Journal of International Studies, Volume 4, Issue I: Good Reads in the “Age of the Pivot”

By | June 23, 2012

During the spring season just passed, our team at SinoNK was actively engaged in the preparation of various documents pertinent to the past, present, and future of Northeast Asia.  Today, Steven Denney, our perspicacious Assistant Editor in Seoul, has made available for SinoNK readers an edifying selection of digital copies from the latest issue of […]

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