DPRK-ROK Relations

Kwangmyongsong 3-2 and STSAT-2C: Revolutionary Speed and Capitalism, Reversed

By | March 09, 2013

It only takes a nuclear explosion to have most of us forgetting about the peninsula space race, but luckily it requires a good deal more than that to throw Robert Winstanley-Chesters off-message.

Phobia of Nuclear War: Interviews with North Koreans

By | March 09, 2013

Short interviews with North Korean citizens indicate that, for the DPRK, the spreading discussion of nuclear war on the Korean peninsula is a double-edged sword.

Throwing Away the New Broom: They Said It, But Not to Us.

By | March 09, 2013

In the first of SinoNK’s shorter blog postings, we report on People’s Unit lectures inside the DPRK and reasons to save optimism for another day.

Red Box, Blue Box, Green Box: Arguing against Institutional Pluralism

By | February 08, 2013

Christopher Green examines the durability, and the deficiencies, of the “post-totalitarian” thesis for the DPRK, and furthers the quest for a developmental understanding of North Korea.

Fog on the Han: North Says It Wants a Delegation at Park Geun-hye’s Inauguration

By | January 22, 2013

What is the DPRK trying to achieve by signalling it wants to participate in the presidential inauguration in Seoul? Analysis by Steven Denney and Christopher Green, and quotes from Scott Snyder.

Considering a Reset of China’s ‘Special Relationship’ with North Korea: Huffington Post Live

By | December 19, 2012

What is the broader outlook for China’s relationship with North Korea in the aftermath of the DPRK’s missile test? SinoNK joins a conversation with the Huffington Post.

The Passing of Kim Jong-il (2): A Trans-Peninsular Environmental Meditation

By | December 17, 2012

How better to commemorate the passing of a vilified dictator than with a mournful meditation on the lack of dialectical approaches to the environment in the DPRK?

Kim Jong Un’s Gallant Rescue of Chinese Miners, and Other Tales: KCNA-China File No. 22

By | November 20, 2012

North Korean state media tries to smooth over recent controversies with a “Hail Mary” approach to Chinese mining firms. Analysis by Cathcart/Cavazos and SinoNK in Chengdu.