In the new age of academia, 140-characters can drive discourse, argues Mycal Ford in a piece about the scholarly dialogue on North Korea taking place on Twitter. In this essay, Ford mines the Twitter feeds of five high profile North Korea-watchers.
Writing from Kaohsiong, Mycal Ford examines the complications and lessons of Taiwan-mainland ties for Korean reunification.
Ding Gang’s recent skepticism about American intentions around the Korean peninsula is the subject of a short investigation by Mycal Ford.
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.”
Mycal Ford parses an op-ed indicating reservoirs of support in the PRC establishment for North Korea’s formula of economic development via nuclear weapons.
SinoNK’s correspondent in Kaohsiung, Mycal Ford, looks at a surreptitious visit by a DPRK official to Taiwan, and a contentious agreement between North Korea and Taiwan to handle nuclear waste.
Mycal Ford surveys the turbulent waters around the disputed Northern Limit Line, probing for contemporary and historical clues about the possibility for renewed inter-Korean hostility.