Block Out the Noise by Visiting the Front Line: Baekryeong Island Reportage
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.
South Korea: The New Nationalism in an Era of Strength and Prosperity
Sino-NK goes hunting for the new strand of assertive nationalism that has been slowly emerging in today’s era of “strong and prosperous” South Korea.
Billion Dollar Miscalculation: B-52s, Korea, and Missiles
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.
Southern Teletubbies vs. Northern War Songs: Korean Media Dualities
Is South Korea a safe place today? It is safe enough for a TV show where Teletubbies talk politics, even as war songs thunder out of Pyongyang.
Growing Problem: Arrested Development
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
SinoNK takes a skeptical look at links between North Korea’s staple food and Chinese enforcement of sanctions.
Jackson Five Ri-dux: More Sol-ju in the South Korean Media
It appears that the Ri sisters are not doing it for themselves, at least not in this new SinoNK blog post.
Phobia of Nuclear War: Interviews with North Koreans
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.
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.