Is North Korea “Bad or Mad?” In her critique of the securitization paradigm, Morgan Potts claims this is the wrong questions to ask. She suggests different, more empathetic questions that aim at “knowing” rather than “othering.”
The Chinese debate over North Korea’s strategic position continues. One academic from Wuhan pointedly suggests that North Korea has long ceased to be an asset, and should not involve China in a regional war.
We have been tracking likely Chinese reactions to a North Korean test for the past two months. We capture official and un-official reactions. How were our predictions? Pretty good.
Christopher Green and Steven Denney dissect editorials from four South Korean daily newspapers following the North Korean nuclear test to provide a more nuanced breakdown of the domestic response in the South.
Zhu Feng let fly with a savage combo of rhetorical assaults on the “badass” North Korean leadership, but was censored in Beijing. Our translation gives the reader insight into Chinese anger toward the DPRK.
Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga files a special report from Beijing, and SinoNK translates commentary from an array of Chinese sources.
One heavyweight Chinese commentator predicts an extraordinary reversal of fortune for North Korea-Japan relations in 2013. Translation from the Chinese by Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga.