Amplifying and analyzing critiques of South Korea made by human rights activist Kim Young-hwan at a Yonsei talk, Steven Denney takes on B.R. Myers and the history of the ROK.
Dr. Eleana Kim describes the interplay of the migratory and endangered Red-crowned crane, Grus Japonais, with peninsular tensions and the agricultural and aid politics of the DPRK.
Readers who were living in “West Germany” one day and then just “Germany” the next will be familiar with the dizzying array of new dynamics and inter-Korean interactions envisioned in a united Korea. If the limited sample size of North Koreans living in South Korea today is any indication, language will again be a thorny […]
For the first time, Korean, Japanese and U.S. Forces conducted a tri-lateral exercise in the Yellow Sea. China released a carefully worded statement emphasizing that the exercises took place “beyond the territorial waters of any country.” Those seven words are critical to China and to Chinese claims to disputed waters in Southeast Asia. They also […]
A Divided Korea Does Not Mean a Dangerous Korea by Nicolas Levi Introduction | After and even during its recent and extended rhetorical fusillade at Seoul, North Korea has been stepping up its calls for peace with South Korea in a style common to the past. Pyongyang’s dialogue is coming in spite of escalating tensions […]
During the spring season just passed, our team at SinoNK was actively engaged in the preparation of various documents pertinent to the past, present, and future of Northeast Asia. Today, Steven Denney, our perspicacious Assistant Editor in Seoul, has made available for SinoNK readers an edifying selection of digital copies from the latest issue of […]
In March 2012, Chinese media appeared to conclusively break the dam when it comes to open acknowledgement of the problem of North Korean refugees in China. Brian Gleason previews and contextualizes tensions which emerged on the refugee issue last fall.
Spring arrives, and with it, the season for demonstrations of all kinds — spontaneous, coordinated, repressed. Comrades in Zhongnanhai are hardly ignorant of the fact, but it is the North Korean leadership that has taken mobilization to new levels with the blossoming weather. After all, there is no point in ending up like Syria. Steven […]
How would a unified Korea come to terms with the legacy of regime founder and “Eternal President” Kim Il Sung? In this essay for SinoNK.com, Jennifer Lind, Assistant Professor in the Department of Government, Dartmouth College, sketches several possibilities for how a unified Korea would approach the difficult but inevitable issue of historical reconciliation. Readers are also encouraged […]