Walls and Windmills: “No Change” in Beijing’s Policies Toward Seoul

By | July 11, 2023

Wang Yi tells Ban Ki-moon China’s position toward Korea “has not changed”. Yet whether this is for good or for ill remains to be seen.

Three Realisms: China, Japan and South Korea’s Differing Approaches to Ukraine

By | April 17, 2023

Northeast Asian countries approach the war in Ukraine from three different realist perspectives. This could also shape how they approach a crisis in Taiwan.

Faded Sunshine From Kyiv to Korea

By | April 10, 2023

Post-Cold War engagement has failed, the ROK must join the fight for liberal democracy, says ROK civil society figure.

Staring into the “Fog” of North Korea Reporting: Pyongyang’s January Lockdown

By | February 15, 2023

Sino-NK likes to look behind the scenes to the nuts and bolts of North Korea news-gathering. In this essay, Daily NK staffer Robert Lauler examines the details of a recent case: the Pyongyang lockdown.

The Hand of Friendship, a Word of Caution: Koreans Settling in Vietnam

By | February 05, 2023

One observer on why Koreans should approach the reality of their increasing influence in Vietnam with both hope and caution.

A Land They Never Knew Properly: South Korea’s Need To Understand Africa

By | December 14, 2022

South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo recently traveled to Ghana. Here, one South Korean academic urges better understanding of Africa, first and foremost by not thinking of “Africa” as a single unit.

Katchi Kapshida, Comrades: Donetsk Leader Reacts to North Korea’s Support

By | October 07, 2022

A leader of a separatist Ukrainian republic annexed by Russia hails North Korea’s support as a sign of a revised international order.

No North Korean Weapons To Russia, Only Workers, Says Ukraine Military Intel

By | September 24, 2022

Senior-level Ukrainian defense officials weigh in on the prospects of North Korean involvement in Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Flex, Policymaking Style: South Korea in a New Cold War

By | July 31, 2022

South Korean scholar-diplomat calls for Seoul to adopt a flexible approach to great power competition, not bound by Cold War-style paradigms.