Diplomacy

China’s Headache: Pressure Points on North Korea

By | April 14, 2012

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 […]

Ambassadeurs chinois en Corée du Nord: Sizing Up Chinese Ambassadors in Pyongyang

By | April 12, 2012

With the speed of events these past few days overtaking the ability to cover all the necessary ground, we here at SinoNK.com are endeavoring to spread the figurative battlefield further, in the hopes of finally outflanking the topic of Chinese-North Korean relations in this cruel month. Today’s post reprises the last two Chinese ambassadors to […]

Media Fugue: Rounding Up the Rocket Op-Eds

By | April 09, 2012

Media Fugue: Rounding Up the Rocket Op-Eds by Adam Cathcart The news cycles as regards North Korea seem to be doubling and redoubling their speed lately, the way that certain German Baroque composers can still surprise you with a huge burst of post-fantasia imitative counterpoint. Fortunately, a foray onto the Twitterwebs (where @Sino_NK has an […]

Rehearsal, Propaganda, Unity: Documenting the DPRK Unhasu Orchestra’s Performance in Paris

By | March 24, 2012

Having analyzed the meaning of the Sea of Blood Opera Troupe’s three-month tour across China, Performing Arts Analyst Jimin Lee returns to SinoNK.com with a multivalent examination of the Unhasu Orchestra’s March 14 performance in Paris.  — Adam Cathcart, Editor-in-Chief  Rehearsal, Propaganda, Unity: Documenting the DPRK Unhasu Orchestra’s Performance in Paris by Jimin Lee On […]