Robert Winstanley-Chesters’ analytic foray into the hinterland of the Byungjin Line and ‘Treasured Swords’ of a different timbre (possibly timber), combined and reworked into a single piece for the discerning autumn reader.
Extended interviews with academics, analysts and technical specialists with real experience of institutional and developmental environments in North Korea are rare beasts indeed. This summer we were honored here at Sino-NK to post the following fascinating and deep interview with the renowned agronomist Tom Morrison. Our economics analyst Matthew Bates (who also works as petroleum […]
Nick Miller’s comprehensive look at Chinese diplomatic interactions with North Korea from 2010-2012 sheds new light on the role of Ambassador Liu Hongcai.
China-North Korea Dossier No. 3: North Korea’s Relations with China at the End of the Kim Jong-il Era
This dossier chronicles the matrix of meetings and contacts in the Chinese-North Korean relationship in the two months prior to the death of Kim Jong-il. A joint research project with NK Leadership Watch, the dossier includes a preface by Stephan Haggard.
North Korean resentment of China has multiple origins, but the PRC’s refusal to immediately accept Kim Jong-il as heir is surely one. New CIA documents tell the story.