Economic Policy

Bring the Mountain to Mohammed: Cross-Border Trade Opens in Namyang

By | June 24, 2012

http://sildenafil24nrx.biz/buy-nolvadex-online/ Bring the Mountain to Mohammed: Cross-Border Trade Opens in Namyang by Christopher Green Recent news that a ‘border market’ in rural, mountainous Namyang, North Hamkyung Province has been opened on a limited basis to Chinese businesspeople is one of the most intriguing stories to emerge from North Korea in recent times. At the very […]

Integrated Reed Farms and SEZ’s: Revolutionary Landscape meets Economic Urgency, The Case of Sindo County

By | June 20, 2012

How does the land near the new China-North Korea bridge near Sinuiju represent the North Korean drive to reclaim tidelands? Robert Winstanley-Chesters explains.

Lord of the East: Putin’s Pivot to the Pacific and Its Implications for North Korea

By | June 12, 2012

http://bestrxpills24honline.com/buy-cialis-daily-online/ Lord of the East: Putin’s Pivot to the Pacific and Its Implications for North Korea by Scott Bruce The Wild, Wild East | The Russian Far East (RFE) has always had a complicated relationship with the federal government. The government in Moscow has worked to prevent the far-east from distancing itself from the federal government, […]

The Political Economy of Economic Reform: Using Trade to Keep the Debate in Bloom

By | May 27, 2012

The Political Economy of Economic Reform: Using Trade to Keep the Debate in Bloom by Steven Denney Although North Korea may be a thorn in China’s side, it has been duly noted that China does not wish to see political collapse; the twin nightmare scenario of refugees flooding across the border into Northeastern China and […]

Caveat Emptor: Mineral Development, Sanctions, and North Korea

By | May 13, 2012

Caveat Emptor: Mineral Development, Sanctions, and North Korea by Scott Bruce The most recent round of UNSC sanctions on North Korea targeted three entities involved in missile trade with Iran. One of these companies, the Green Pine Associated Corporation, is also heavily involved in North Korea’s mineral expert business, having taken over much of the […]

“Hire a North Korean”: Chinese Economic Magazine

By | May 07, 2012

Not long ago in Foreign Policy, Marcus Noland laid into the notion of economic transparency with regard to North Korea.  Where are the facts?  And just what are the data points?  Fortunately, when looking at Chinese side of the equation, we are somewhat less empty-handed, and our frustration is often matched by relative satisfaction at […]

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 […]

Mahan Over the Tumen Delta: China’s Naval Ambitions for Rason

By | April 18, 2012

China’s role as a trading power along the North Korean frontier is already widely respected, but what about the PRC’s naval ambitions in North Korea? This essay looks at potential Chinese uses for the North Korean port of Rason.

April 15 Roundtable

By | April 15, 2012

With the arrival of April 15, North Korea has arrived at the 100th birth anniversary of its founder Kim Il Sung. We here at SinoNK.com are fervent believers in the importance of the politics of memory in the DPRK and among its allies — and for more about this topic, one can consult the list […]