Denuclearization

Incinerated Fantasy: Kim Jong-un, Zhu Feng, and a Censored Article in Beijing

By | February 09, 2013

Zhu Feng let fly with a savage combo of rhetorical assaults on the “badass” North Korean leadership, but was censored in Beijing. Our translation gives the reader insight into Chinese anger toward the DPRK.

The View From Beijing: North Korea as a Path for U.S.-China Cooperation

By | January 27, 2013

Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga files a special report from Beijing, and SinoNK translates commentary from an array of Chinese sources.

Forecasting Breakthrough in DPRK-Japan Relations: Zhang Liangui

By | January 23, 2013

One heavyweight Chinese commentator predicts an extraordinary reversal of fortune for North Korea-Japan relations in 2013. Translation from the Chinese by Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga.

Cooling the Nuclear Hotspot: Advocating a PRC Nuclear Umbrella for North Korea

By | January 16, 2013

If China can provide a reliable nuclear umbrella, will “relevant countries” abandon their nuclear plans? On the brink of a third DPRK nuclear test, a Chinese analyst puts forth a solution.

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.

Korean Peninsula: Distinguishing Rhetoric from Reality

By | August 01, 2012

Roger Cavazos examines what a renewed outbreak of hostilities would actually look like along the arms-clogged waist of the Korean peninsula. Includes link to an extensive illustrated working paper.

Wrapped in a Fog: On the North Korean Constitution and the Ten Principles

By | June 05, 2012

  Wrapped in a Fog: On the North Korean Constitution and the Ten Principles by Christopher Green There are many oft-cited tales of North Korean foreign policy under the leadership of Kim Jong Il, but one stands out in particular. Not so long after the death of Kim Il Sung, the “Dear Leader” gathered a […]

Trope Deconstruction 101: “Iranian Scientists May Attend N. Korean Nuclear Test”

By | May 02, 2012

Trope Deconstruction 101: “Iranian Scientists May Attend N. Korean Nuclear Test” by Adam Cathcart At SinoNK.com, we have previously deconstructed the rumors that a.) North Korea conducted a previously unknown nuclear test in May 2010 and that b.) that alleged test was of an Iranian nuclear weapon.  To put it mildly, the former assertion is […]