AKS 2013-2014

The Value of Pro Forma Ideology: Kim Jong-un as Songun Exponent

By | December 08, 2013

In part two of an expansive funded research project, Sino-NK continues its look into the ideological framework of North Korean statecraft. This part also includes an extensive introduction on the relationship between ideology and lived reality.

Kim Jong-un and the Songun Retrenchment: A Quintessential Equation

By | November 30, 2013

Sino-NK is a 2013-2014 grantee of the Seoul-based Academy of Korean Studies. In this, the first part of an expansive funded research project, the research team looks at the ideological framework of North Korean statecraft: Songun.

Economic Development on the KCNA Track

By | November 26, 2013

It barely made a splash back home, but a recent SPA decree establishing economic development zones nationwide attracted great international attention. Should it have been so? Chosun Ilbo takes a firm stance, and Christopher Green watches on.