Kim Jong Nam: Prodigal Son or Chinese Ally?

By | February 11, 2012

The righteously false storm of Kim Jong Un death rumors which passed over the Chinese Internet yesterday make today’s essay particularly relevant.  How safe are the Kim sons in Beijing? How factionalized, in fact, is the Kim family? What are the current dynamics between Kim Jong Nam and the Chinese state?  Is Kim Jong Nam China’s prefered […]

Blog Buzz

By | February 04, 2012

We’re off to an excellent start in the Kim Jong Un era at, about six weeks after the site officially launched on December 19, 2011.  Foremost, we are excited about the quality of the analysis and of the team.  Even a cursory glance at the Staff page or our Research page (which, like the […]

New Threads

By | December 30, 2011

SinoNK editor Adam Cathcart has a dispatch up at Foreign Policy; A few recent rumors from Pyongyang are relayed via translation from the Chinese media; And China has to deny reports that it sent PLA troops into North Korea to help with vague notions of stability.