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.
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.
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.
SinoNK digs in to the DPRK’s National Nutrition Survey for 2012 and finds reason for both concern and hope.
SinoNK takes a skeptical look at links between North Korea’s staple food and Chinese enforcement of sanctions.
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.
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.