Author Archive

Challenges to Reform in North Korea: Structure, Agency and the Constitution of the Selectorate

By | July 22, 2013

Have the reported changes in policy or new media flows rebalanced the North Korean state and society in an observable way? In a paper from the Spring/Summer 2013 issue of the Yonsei Journal of International Studies, James Burt uses Giddens’ Structuration Theory to refocus the lens on the Juche’s relationship to agents and structures.

Introducing the Tumen Triangle Documentation Project: Issue 1

By | April 15, 2013

Sino-NK rolls out issue one of the Tumen Triangle Documentation Project: Sourcing the Chinese-North Korean Border, with a preface by former British Chargé d’Affaires to the DPRK, James Hoare. Edited by Adam Cathcart and Christopher Green.

[Sino-NK Exclusive] North Korea Through the Lankov Prism: Welcome to “The Real North Korea”

By | April 13, 2013

A Sino-NK exclusive cornucopia of perspectives on Dr. Andrei Lankov’s forthcoming book, The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia.

China-North Korea Dossier No. 4: Focus on Chinese Ambassador Liu Hongcai

By | April 06, 2013

Nick Miller’s comprehensive look at Chinese diplomatic interactions with North Korea from 2010-2012 sheds new light on the role of Ambassador Liu Hongcai.

A New Focus on Inter-Korean Relations: Twelve Policy Recommendations for Park Geun-hye

By | February 24, 2013

Jang Jin-sung offers policy wisdom to coincide with the February 25th inauguration of South Korea’s new president, Ms. Park Geun-hye.

Exit the Dragon: Sino-NK’s Roundtable on 2012 Reads

By | February 16, 2013

The editorial team discusses the most stimulating reads and debates of lunar year 2012, the Year of the Dragon.

Ancestor Shadows and Strategic Fog: A Parting Shot at the Kim Jong-un Speech

By | January 04, 2013

In this quasi-academic polemic, Christopher Green and Steven Denney break the Kim Il-sung-Kim Jong-un connection, correct New Year’s Address rumors, and talk “strategic fog.”