Diplomacy

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.

A Divided Korea Does Not Mean a Dangerous Korea

By | June 23, 2012

A Divided Korea Does Not Mean a Dangerous Korea by Nicolas Levi Introduction | After and even during its recent and extended rhetorical fusillade at Seoul,  North Korea has been stepping up its calls for peace with South Korea in a style common to the past. Pyongyang’s dialogue is coming in spite of escalating tensions […]

Keeping Up with 38 North

By | June 23, 2012

Keeping Up with 38 North by Adam Cathcart In the field of North Korea analysts, few have a better blend of relevant erudition and appropriate snark than James Church.  In a June 19 essay written for the John Hopkins-SAIS-sponsored and heavyweight-punching website 38 North, Church arrives at a few very valuable conclusions: Kim Jong-un may in fact be […]

Yonsei Journal of International Studies, Volume 4, Issue I: Good Reads in the “Age of the Pivot”

By | June 23, 2012

During the spring season just passed, our team at SinoNK was actively engaged in the preparation of various documents pertinent to the past, present, and future of Northeast Asia.  Today, Steven Denney, our perspicacious Assistant Editor in Seoul, has made available for SinoNK readers an edifying selection of digital copies from the latest issue of […]

Divergence toward the Far East: A Survey of UK-North Korean Relations

By | June 06, 2012

When it comes to countries that have well-established diplomatic relations with North Korea, outside of fellow Communist countries and a few small African countries, the United Kingdom might be one of the last in a list of guesses. However, as SinoNK analyst David Matthew shows in this overview of the United Kingdom’s official relations with […]

Porous Net: 28 Questions on the “Chinese Fisherman Held Hostage by North Korea” Narrative

By | May 21, 2012

Porous Net: 28 Questions on the “Chinese Fisherman Held Hostage by North Korea” Narrative by Adam Cathcart It remains a bit early to draw sweeping conclusions about what this all means, the data points are adding up to a not-so-pretty picture and the fallout to China’s relationship with North Korea seems likely to be rather […]

Delegations Galore: Signs of a Continuing Rift in Sino-NK Relations

By | May 20, 2012

Delegations Galore: Signs of a Continuing Rift in Sino-NK Relations by Brian Gleason Although China and North Korea have maintained strong bilateral ties for decades, North Korea’s relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons, advanced missile systems and “satellite launches” has continued to take its toll on the relationship. In the aftermath of North Korea’s failed rocket […]