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.
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.
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.
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.
Jang Jin-sung offers policy wisdom to coincide with the February 25th inauguration of South Korea’s new president, Ms. Park Geun-hye.
The editorial team discusses the most stimulating reads and debates of lunar year 2012, the Year of the Dragon.
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.”