Archive for August 30th, 2012:

The Ecologic and the Politic, Nature and the Natural – An Virtual Symposium Exploring the North Korean Environmental

By | August 30, 2012

Robert Winstanley-Chesters lays down the gauntlet in a manifesto for a digital/virtual academic symposium focusing on the DPRK’s encounter with global and local environmental narratives.

Expedient Sell-Off or Prosperous Fundament? Scott Bruce on North Korea’s Mineral Economy

By | August 30, 2012

Scott Bruce, at The Diplomat, investigates the connection between North Korean economic reform and the country’s deep and possibly transformative mineral reserves.

Empty Beat: On the Relative Worth of North Korean Revolutionary Music Ensembles

By | August 30, 2012

The Moranbong Band’s meteoric ascent in North Korea has eclipsed ensembles associated with Kim Jong-il and cultural diplomacy with China. Analysis by Adam Cathcart.