Posts Tagged ‘김정은’

Kim Jong-un and the Songun Retrenchment: A Quintessential Equation

By | November 30, 2013

Sino-NK is a 2013-2014 grantee of the Seoul-based Academy of Korean Studies. In this, the first part of an expansive funded research project, the research team looks at the ideological framework of North Korean statecraft: Songun.

Ri Sol-ju Goes Viral: What Social Media Reveal about the DPRK’s First Lady

By | March 06, 2013

A great deal of information about North Korea’s first lady is circulating on the Korean-language internet, and Darcie Draudt brings out some of the salient themes.

Hubs for Radical Change? North Korea’s SEZs under Kim Jong-un

By | January 11, 2013

How can we measure if the North Korean economy is undergoing reform? Watch the country’s six Special Economic Zones, via Sabine van Ameijden’s overview of SEZ change and stagnation.

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.

Red Glare: Chinese Responses to the DPRK’s Launch

By | December 18, 2012

Chinese-language responses to the North Korean missile launch were protean; our team of Cathcart/Cavazos/Beauchamp summarizes 21 such stories, with graphics galore.

The Passing of Kim Jong-il: North Korea Still Mired in “Charismatic Politics”

By | December 17, 2012

Charisma is hard to obtain and harder to retain. It is also ephemeral. Kim Jong-un wants it, has some, but needs more. Roger Cavazos starts watching the sky in the first of our anniversary extravaganza.