Author Archive

Zhang Liangui: North Korea Will Conduct a Third Nuclear Test This Year

By | January 30, 2013

Is a third North Korean nuclear test inevitable? China’s top DPRK experts seem to think so. A SinoNK exclusive, with translation and analysis by Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga in Beijing.

Stakeholder Spotlight: Zhou Yongkang, North Korea, and the Ministry of Public Security

By | September 04, 2012

Zhou Yongkang and the Ministry of Public Security appear primed for a demotion. Is Kim Jong-un losing his strongest supporter in Beijing? Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga unpacks the story.

Show Me the Money: Evaluating Jang Song-thaek’s Search for Economic Cooperation in Beijing

By | August 19, 2012

Limos, nuclear test scuttlebutt, economic integration, and Kim Jong-un’s role in China-DPRK relations: Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga (Beijing University) breaks down the Jang visit.

Chinese Bureaucratic Politics and Sino-North Korean Relations: Dynamics and Implications

By | August 05, 2012

Beijing University’s Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga contends that Chinese bureaucratic politics largely drives the direction of the Sino-North Korean relationship.