Sino-NK surveys the nationalist discourse and finds that progressives, like conservatives, support a nuclear-powered, “strong and prosperous” Korea.
Darcie Draudt weaves through the conflicting messages about and by the residents of Yeonpyeong Island, where normality and war go hand-in-hand.
Mycal Ford parses an op-ed indicating reservoirs of support in the PRC establishment for North Korea’s formula of economic development via nuclear weapons.
SinoNK looks to Baekryeong Island for a change of pace from the weight of wartime rhetoric, even though it lies just a stone’s throw from North Korea.
Sino-NK goes hunting for the new strand of assertive nationalism that has been slowly emerging in today’s era of “strong and prosperous” South Korea.
SinoNK dismantles the signals being sent by a B-52 run over Korea, and describes why a move away from American conventional deterrence would be a net loss.
Is South Korea a safe place today? It is safe enough for a TV show where Teletubbies talk politics, even as war songs thunder out of Pyongyang.
SinoNK digs in to the DPRK’s National Nutrition Survey for 2012 and finds reason for both concern and hope.