Posts Tagged ‘KPA’
Study and scholarship focused on North Korea necessarily moves through a historical hinterland. A key panel at this years’ Association of Asian Studies Conference examined the buried, semi-hidden narratives revealed in Record Group 242, the Captured Documents Collection at the US National Archives.
North Korean developmental praxis relies on epistemic communities and research institutions to achieve its goals. The country’s institutions are not only meta-devices for rolling out in reportage to add a veneer of intellectual legitimacy to centralized dictat, as Robert Winstanley-Chesters reveals in the case of Pyongyang Botanical Gardens.
Warsaw calling Pyongyang: this Yongusil reviews the recent output of Polish academic institutions and publications focused on East Asia—in particular that of Dr. Nicolas Levi.
Adam Cathcart takes a brief look at North Korean-Chinese mutual perceptions in their East Asian context.
A leading editorial in Huanqiu Shibao argues that China needs to “enhance its resilience” with regard to North Korea. Mycal Ford translates excerpts and notes the dangers of “doublespeak.”
Roger Cavazos examines what a renewed outbreak of hostilities would actually look like along the arms-clogged waist of the Korean peninsula. Includes link to an extensive illustrated working paper.
Pirates or Hawks: Who Hijacked the Chinese Fishing Boats? by Leonid Petrov China often describes its relations with North Korea, its closest regional ally, as intimate but not substantial. For more than half a century, Beijing’s attitude towards the Korean peninsula has revolved around the avoidance of three scenarios: ‘No new war on the Korean […]
How do we know what we know about North Korea? Are eruptions of external violence and massive demonstrations signs of a desire for war, or negotiation? In the wake of the Cheonan sinking in spring 2010, former British Chargé d’affaires in Pyongyang James Hoare took to the pages of the Guardian, writing: “killing 46 sailors does not seem […]