Archive for November, 2012:
While the foreign media was possessed by a transitory joke involving The Onion, a bruising Chinese editorial appeared about the purge of General Ri Yong-ho. Adam Cathcart and Roger Cavazos translate and analyze.
Daily NK international editor Christopher Green analyzes the multiple logistical barriers for a North Korean who wants a cell phone.
Opening up, or consolidating control? Roger Cavazos looks into the latest scholarship regarding North Korean telecommunications technology.
North Korean state media tries to smooth over recent controversies with a “Hail Mary” approach to Chinese mining firms. Analysis by Cathcart/Cavazos and SinoNK in Chengdu.
In this second YJIS-SinoNK collaborative effort, Eunsil Esther Park, reviews Moon Chung-in’s latest book, The Sunshine Policy: in Defense of Engagement as a Path to Peace in Korea.
As a companion to Eunsil Esther Park’s special review of Moon Chung-in’s latest book, SinoNK editors Christopher Green and Steven Denney give their own critical take on Moon’s spirited defense of the sunshine policy.
In a new article for the Yonsei Journal of International Studies, Darcie Draudt discusses the extensive construction of “a new kind of DPRK woman” in the age of Ri Sol-ju. Introduction by Steven Denney.
Red State, Blue State, Slave State: Reviewing Melanie Kirkpatrick’s “Escape from North Korea” (Part I)
Adam Cathcart embarks on a review of a new text which analyzes the China-North Korean border region and the Korean “refugee crisis” in northeast Asia, with reference to antebellum America.