Archive for October, 2012:
Jimin Lee unfolds more sanction-busting tactics bringing the North Korean television scene up to date from Beijing. Intro by Roger Cavazos.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While some analysts predict a third North Korean nuclear test, Scott Bruce explores how assuming a “declaratory posture” as a nuclear weapons state might serve an equally strategic purpose for the DPRK. Intro by Roger Cavazos.