Sino-DPRK Relations

Hybridization of Performance Scale: Missile Launch

By | May 03, 2012

We may never know what has transpired behind the curtain — or the growing wall of statues — in Pyongyang, but we can appreciate very much being treated as the audience to a great performance. The intermingled leadership of the Korean Workers’ Party and the Korean People’s Army has been putting their new auditorium in […]

Kim Jong Suk and the Search for a Usable Past

By | April 28, 2012

Kim Jong Suk and the Search for a Usable Past by Adam Cathcart In a long and bruising essay published last month, the historian Benjamin Korn rendered a fascinating verdict on countries that would look away from the awful truth of their collective past: To look away is a kingly art. Louis the Fourteenth mastered […]

A Progressive Perspective: Moon Chung-in on North Korea

By | April 26, 2012

What do progressive-liberals think is the best way to deal with North Korea? What do they make of previous administrations’ efforts to engage Pyongyang? In 2012, Steven Denney and Brian Gleason interviewed progressive bulwark Prof. Moon Chung-in.

16 Wheels of Controversy: April Parade Repercussions

By | April 22, 2012

The Sino-NK editorial team is presently like you, dear reader, in that it has been trying to keep up with the torrent of recent news surrounding China’s relations with North Korea.  But chronicling possible pivot points in more or less “real time” is not without its hazards, and pivot points can always lacerate the analyst.  […]

Open Questions in the Aftermath of April 15

By | April 17, 2012

Open Questions in the Aftermath of April 15 by Adam Cathcart Unlike the DPRK economy, news about North Korea is moving faster than a horse with wings, and it’s easy to feel that the arc of events has overtaken one’s ability to trace everything that is occurring. Consider this series of facts: In the space […]