Technology

China and UN Security Council Resolution 2094: Is the Third Time the Charm?

By | March 11, 2013

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.

Atomic Aftermath: An Op-Ed Glossary

By | February 18, 2013

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.

When the Bomb Goes Boom: Gauging China’s Policy Responses

By | February 13, 2013

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.

Zhang Liangui: North Korea Will Conduct a Third Nuclear Test This Year

By | January 30, 2013

Is a third North Korean nuclear test inevitable? China’s top DPRK experts seem to think so. A SinoNK exclusive, with translation and analysis by Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga in Beijing.

Report: Foreigners Not Allowed to Bring Cell Phones to Sinuiju [Updated]

By | January 22, 2013

North Korea’s liberalization of cell phone use for foreigners is limited to Pyongyang and Mt. Myohyang, says a Chinese media report.

Charisma vs. the Power Grid: Calculating Priorities and Hallucinations in Kim Jong-un’s Speech

By | January 03, 2013

Facing dysfunction in the nation’s power grid, Roger Cavazos (Nautilus Institute) and Adam Cathcart explore the gap between Kim Jong-un’s charismatic message and the low wattage of reality.

From Unha to Shahab: Contextualizing Notions of Iranian Help with North Korea’s Missile Launch

By | January 02, 2013

Jende Huang (Monterey Institute) looks at the Pyongyang-Beijing-Tehran triangle against the backdrop of North Korea’s quick missile success. Intro by Roger Cavazos.