Posts Tagged ‘KPA’
The DPRK state structure can be hard to discern from the outside, but it is possible to structure analysis so as to dissipate the fog somewhat. Here, Martin Weiser wields the state system of awards and medals to shed light on national history.
Is it in any sense possible to corroborate recent assertions that North Korea may have executed officials with massive 50-caliber machine guns?
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.”