On Monday, Korean Workers’ Party Secretary Choe Ryong-hae will embark upon an extended visit to Russia as a special representative of the Kim government. In this, his debut essay for Sino-NK, analyst Anthony Rinna looks at the potential of the visit, and its limitations.
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.
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.
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.