Posts Tagged ‘Kim Il Song’
Why did North Korea decline in the 1980s? And what are the historical roots of today’s “Byungjin line” resounding from Pyongyang? In the final installment of his framework-expanding trilogy, Sino-NK’s voluble environmental analyst explains.
In the second part of the “SinoNK Han-sol Interview Debate,” Roger Cavazos presents his interpretation of the Kim Han-sol interview, providing readers with an alternative perspective on the young man’s words.
Kim Jong Un’s pre-centennial speech to the WPK, admonishing the functionaries to hold his grandfather and father — now the eternal General Secretary of the WPK — in high esteem, occurred in what are anything but thriving times. In North Korea, such behavior is the continuation of an old tradition. The April 15 speech, analyzed […]
In navigating what is often a purposefully non-transparent alliance, history can be a useful guide to understanding the mechanics of the relationship between China and North Korea, and in some cases, the complex feelings of obligation and betrayal. At SinoNK.com, we endeavor to document the historical connections between the Chinese Communist Party and North Korea, as […]
Charles Kraus is a veteran of the North Korean International Documentation Project, a frequently published peer-reviewed historian of the PRC borderlands in the 1950s, and is presently working for the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. Kraus is also an Affiliate Scholar for SinoNK.com. In the following introduction to “The North Korean Succession,” a CIA […]