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Modern Warriors and 21st Century Messages: Korea Open for Business

By | April 06, 2013

Christopher Green shifts the gaze from Kim Jong-un to another key player on the peninsula, Samsung Electronics head Lee Kun-hee, who appeared in South Korea earlier today to send a powerful signal to some places where it really matters.

Block Out the Noise by Visiting the Front Line: Baekryeong Island Reportage

By | March 29, 2013

SinoNK looks to Baekryeong Island for a change of pace from the weight of wartime rhetoric, even though it lies just a stone’s throw from North Korea.

Billion Dollar Miscalculation: B-52s, Korea, and Missiles

By | March 24, 2013

SinoNK dismantles the signals being sent by a B-52 run over Korea, and describes why a move away from American conventional deterrence would be a net loss.

Growing Problem: Arrested Development

By | March 18, 2013

SinoNK digs in to the DPRK’s National Nutrition Survey for 2012 and finds reason for both concern and hope.

Putting Food on the Table: Rice Back in the News

By | March 15, 2013

SinoNK takes a skeptical look at links between North Korea’s staple food and Chinese enforcement of sanctions.

Phobia of Nuclear War: Interviews with North Koreans

By | March 09, 2013

Short interviews with North Korean citizens indicate that, for the DPRK, the spreading discussion of nuclear war on the Korean peninsula is a double-edged sword.

Throwing Away the New Broom: They Said It, But Not to Us.

By | March 09, 2013

In the first of SinoNK’s shorter blog postings, we report on People’s Unit lectures inside the DPRK and reasons to save optimism for another day.