DPRK Foreign Relations
Russia’s Iskander Ballistic Missile System Has Long Worried NATO: Its North Korean Cousin is Much More Dangerous
Analysis of a new North Korean weapon that bears a striking resemblance to Russia’s Iskander missile.
Pro-Kremlin Media: Closer Ties with North Korea Needed Against the West
A sanctioned Russian media outlet calls for the Kremlin to shore up ties with North Korea against the West.
Mirage of Peace: Trump, China, and Kim Jong-un
As the Biden administration mulls its approach to North Korea, we reconsider the Trump era “maximum pressure” policy within the context of Sino-North Korean relations.
Frozen Spring: Sino-Korean Diplomacy in 2022
Will 2022 bring more extensive diplomacy between China and the Koreas, or a new round of disputes and disconnections? This short essay reviews the terrain.
North Korea and Coronavirus: International Relations and Local Data from Dandong
Adam Cathcart reads some local public health data point from Dandong, and in the process surveys the vaccination landscape faced by a highly reluctant North Korea.
Brazil and Mexico’s Relations with North Korea
Sino-NK has looked at the roots of Brazil’s engagement with the Korean War armistice, with a nod to the 50,000 Koreans resident in the country. In this essay, Anthony Rinna looks back to 2017, when Brazil and Mexico showed a notable contrast in their approaches to the DPRK.
Power and the Periphery: The North Korea Factor in Sino-American Relations
North Korea is a constant feature, albeit an inconsistent one, in various aspects of China’s relations with the US. Anthony Rinna provides a reminder.
Chinese Doctors and North Korea: Reviewing the Pattern
A Reuters report on Chinese doctors treating North Korean leader Kim Jong-un spurs Adam Cathcart to deeper investigation of party-to-party medical relations.
Understanding North Korea: Foreign Relations of North Korea in 2000
In this translation from the original Korean, analyst Yujin Lim offers a glimpse of how Seoul perceived Pyongyang’s program of diplomatic outreach in the year 2000, offering observers a chance to peer into the origins of contemporary North Korean foreign policy.