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.
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 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 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 […]
Analysts are not cartoonists, nor are they plaintive photographers who can stun us into insight in a single instant. In a media environment where one is often provoked to, in Aidan Foster-Carter’s phrase, “cue the sneer” toward East Asia’s one-party states, the analyst has to plunge ahead anyway with meaningful work. Thus Nick Miller, SinoNK’s […]
Reading the ‘Riot Act’: North Korea Themes in the Chinese Media, March 2012 by Adam Cathcart President Obama’s recent critiques of China’s failure to coerce the DPRK back from the launching pad are worth revisiting. The American President repeats, more or less, Bush administration complaints that China is still holding back from using what tends […]