SinoNK’s Performing Arts Analyst Jimin Lee examines the Moranbong Band’s debut “Demonstration Concert” through the lens of its own name—that is, as a demonstration of its potential to act as bridge to the world with its “New Joseon Style” of pop musical performance.
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.
Is China’s support for enhanced sanctions a fulcrum toward the future, or just repetition on an old theme? Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga talks it out.
The capricious act of a dictator addicted to hoops, piercing the ethos of foggy secrecy in Pyongyang, or just a calculated push forward for North Korean sports propaganda? Christopher Green investigates.
Jang Jin-sung offers policy wisdom to coincide with the February 25th inauguration of South Korea’s new president, Ms. Park Geun-hye.
Adam Cathcart and Mycal Ford take on a slew of op-eds, half-truths, and brilliant assertions in a creative A-Z glossary of post-nuclear news and opinion.
The editorial team discusses the most stimulating reads and debates of lunar year 2012, the Year of the Dragon.