Revelations of Ma Won-chun visiting Beijing came two weeks after it took place. What are we to make of the fact that the news finally emerged on the same day as Xi Jinping’s visit to South Korea was officially confirmed? This article has been amended.
Writing from Kaohsiong, Mycal Ford examines the complications and lessons of Taiwan-mainland ties for Korean reunification.
Christopher Green examines the durability, and the deficiencies, of the “post-totalitarian” thesis for the DPRK, and furthers the quest for a developmental understanding of North Korea.
Mycal Ford surveys the turbulent waters around the disputed Northern Limit Line, probing for contemporary and historical clues about the possibility for renewed inter-Korean hostility.
Reveals how recent North Korean accusations of “terrorism” are actually a detailed means of expressing anger at China’s new ties with South Korean intelligence agencies.
Brian Gleason deconstructs the case of one man whose treatment in captivity in Dandong dwells in an unpleasant recess in the façade of Sino-North Korean security cooperation. Intro by Adam Cathcart.