Posts Tagged ‘United States’

Knives, Lassoes, and Accordions: A Chinese Traditionalist View of the Korean Peninsula

By | April 27, 2013

Ding Gang’s recent skepticism about American intentions around the Korean peninsula is the subject of a short investigation by Mycal Ford.

Lawfare Redux: Towards a Declaratory Posture for North Korea’s Nuclear Arsenal

By | October 05, 2012

While some analysts predict a third North Korean nuclear test, Scott Bruce explores how assuming a “declaratory posture” as a nuclear weapons state might serve an equally strategic purpose for the DPRK. Intro by Roger Cavazos.

One Ocean, Two Systems : Drills in the Yellow Sea and China’s Maritime Outlook

By | July 06, 2012

For the first time, Korean, Japanese and U.S. Forces conducted a tri-lateral exercise in the Yellow Sea.  China released a carefully worded statement emphasizing that the exercises took place “beyond the territorial waters of any country.”  Those seven words are critical to China and to Chinese claims to disputed waters in Southeast Asia.  They also […]

The Political Economy of Economic Reform: Using Trade to Keep the Debate in Bloom

By | May 27, 2012

The Political Economy of Economic Reform: Using Trade to Keep the Debate in Bloom by Steven Denney Although North Korea may be a thorn in China’s side, it has been duly noted that China does not wish to see political collapse; the twin nightmare scenario of refugees flooding across the border into Northeastern China and […]

Reading the Riot Act and the Technology Revolution: Weekly Digest

By | May 12, 2012

This week’s digest covers a plethora of Peninsula-pertinent issues, and represents the substantive introduction of my Yonsei University colleague, Brian Gleason, to SinoNK readers. Gleason, along yours truly, arrives with some original reporting on the issue of North Korean jamming of flights out of Inchon.  Thus, if you are in-bound to Seoul, the digest suggests that you may want to […]

Anti-Rat Bombast and Rational Conference: Weekly Digest

By | May 05, 2012

Spring arrives, and with it, the season for demonstrations of all kinds — spontaneous, coordinated, repressed. Comrades in Zhongnanhai are hardly ignorant of the fact, but it is the North Korean leadership that has taken mobilization to new levels with the blossoming weather.  After all, there is no point in ending up like Syria.  Steven […]

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