Posts Tagged ‘defectors’

Oprah vs. Juche: Reviewing the Ling/Lee Memoirs

By | July 03, 2012

Oprah vs. Juche: Reviewing the Ling/Lee Memoirs by Adam Cathcart and Brian Gleason [1] Ling, Laura and Lisa. Somewhere Inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and the Other’s Fight to Bring Her Home. New York: Harper Collins, 2010. Lee, Euna with Lisa Dickey.  The World Is Bigger Now: An American Journalist’s Release from Captivity […]

NSA on the Edge: Gen. Kim Won Hong and the National Security Agency’s Rise to Prominence on the Frontier

By | April 24, 2012

Anyone who has wandered around the city of Berlin in a long twilight or early morning could tell you that borders have meaning, and that severe dangers accrue to those who have, under the wrong circumstances, attempted to breach them. The Sino-Korean frontier is not the site of an iconic wall, nor is it precisely […]

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop – Recent Activity on the Sino-DPRK Frontier (Part 3)

By | March 21, 2012

When the debate about North Korea shifts to outer space, it becomes suddenly easy to overlook the ongoing actions and interactions along the long frontier adjoining China and North Korea.  Jende Huang’s post indicates that, in spite of China’s evident discomfort with North Korea’s recent diplomatic maneuvers, the PRC has in no way relaxed its […]

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop—Recent Activity on the Sino-DPRK Border (Part 2)

By | February 21, 2012

Does the North Korean National Security Agency roam the Manchurian frontier to retrieve defectors? Chinese and Korean troops and security personnel crisscrossed the Sino-Korean border with great ease during the Chinese Civil War and the Korean War, but the pretext then was much more extreme: armies of threatening enemy soldiers existed, not handfuls of refugees.   […]

Think-Tank Watch

By | February 17, 2012

Steven Denney is editor-in-chief  of PEAR, Yonsei University’s graduate journal, a leading voice at the Political Cartel (East Asia) blog, and a master’s student in Global Studies at Yonsei University. In the “week in review” for February 13 through February 17, 2012, Denney, Think-Tank Analyst for SinoNK.com, compiles a list of recent articles on North Korea and Sino-North Korean relations. […]