DPRK-Soviet Relations

The Golden Age Is Over: Stacking Up Borderlands Sources in Dandong

By | April 30, 2013

Are dozens of Chinese capitalists really camping out in Pyongyang, trying to get their money back? Adam Cathcart translates and goes back to the future to find out.

Soviet-DPRK Relations: Purges, Power, and Dissent in North Korea’s Formative Years

By | March 29, 2013

Andrei Lankov looks back to show how Soviet-DPRK relations and Kim Il-sung’s rule were guided not by ideology but by the demands of good old-fashioned power.

A False Dichotomy: Professor Andrei Lankov on a Popular Revolution Imposed from Without

By | February 18, 2013

In the first of his exclusive occasional posts for SinoNK, Professor Andrei Lankov of Kookmin University in Seoul explains how the North Korean revolution was both imposed by the USSR and supported by a substantial proportion of the North Korean people.