Archive for October, 2012:

Technology Linking: The DPRK’s “Quiet Opening”

By | October 26, 2012

Jimin Lee unfolds more sanction-busting tactics bringing the North Korean television scene up to date from Beijing. Intro by Roger Cavazos.

Tango in Dandong, Liaoning Dirge: Dualities of Sino-North Korean Trade

By | October 17, 2012

As the unprecedentedly large China-DPRK expo winds down in Dandong, the Chinese media reports continuation of a spat between North Korea and a jilted Chinese investor. An exclusive SinoNK translation and analysis.

In One Trench: Parsing Iran’s Tech Agreement with the DPRK

By | October 17, 2012

Brian Gleason delves into the recent technology agreements entered into between Iran and North Korea. Roger Cavazos aids in introducing the first of Gleason’s posts that deal with this emerging “axis of information” and high tech.

Game of Battleships: A Commentary on the History and Future of the Northern Limit Line Disputes

By | October 13, 2012

Mycal Ford surveys the turbulent waters around the disputed Northern Limit Line, probing for contemporary and historical clues about the possibility for renewed inter-Korean hostility.

Ailing Regent, Fledgling Marshal: Nick Miller on the Kim Kyong-hui Factor

By | October 11, 2012

She has returned, clad in black, yet her future at the heart of the Kim regime remains an open question. Analyst Nick Miller examines what it would mean for North Korea if Kim Kyong-hui were to disappear.

“A Responsible Nuclear State:” The Moscow Statement and DPRK’s Disarmament Dreams

By | October 09, 2012

What to make of the latest North Korean Foreign Ministry disarmament speech? Will there be a third nuclear test? Jende Huang, now studying proliferation at the Monterey Institute, returns to SinoNK with analysis of statements and intent.

Gusts of Popular Feeling: South Korean Presidential Race and North Korea, an Interview

By | October 07, 2012

In this exclusive SinoNK.com interview, Steven Denney talks with Karl Friedhoff, Program Officer at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, about the forthcoming elections, presidential candidates, the North Korea-issue, and public opinion in South Korea.

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