How pivotal was Deng Xiaoping’s legacy for ethnic Koreans in China? Adam Cathcart reads some recent scholarship and Chinese materials to find out.
Interrogation documents, Cold War loyalties, and Japanese Americans vs. North Koreans — moments from Monica Kim’s book and insights into her expansive vision of the Korean War.
Adam Cathcart returns to the pages of Sino-NK with a timely overview of some of the more intriguing and recent scholarly contributions on the Sino-Korean border region.
South Korea does not face the same vulnerability toward Russia that it does toward China, but this in no way means South Korean foreign policy will go completely unaffected by the Russia-US rivalry.
The key factor in the success or failure of Mongolia’s Korea strategy is the extent to which others value Ulaanbaatar’s neutrality. As Anthony Rinna writes in his latest publication, the task for Ulaanbaatar is to maintain its relevance.
Struggling to stay relevant at the Korean security crisis’s crowded negotiation table, the Russian Federation is undoubtedly among the least influential players in efforts to get the DPRK to disarm. Even within Russian foreign policy itself, the Korean Peninsula is not as important for Moscow as other sub-regions along the Russian periphery. This may seem […]
Russia’s North Korea policy involves a trade-off: refusal to support UN sanctions hurts Russia internationally, but supporting sanctions damages growth prospects in the country’s easternmost regions. Anthony Rinna covers this dilemma in Asian Studies International Review.
With the field of Korean Studies (hopefully) chastened by the exposure of Charles Armstrong’s misconduct, Sino-NK reflects on the case and our role in it.
It is common for Seoul to have a special program dedicated to solidifying economic ties with Russia. But as Anthony Rinna writes in a new paper for the Journal of Eurasian Studies, several factors are set to hinder success once again.