Adam Cathcart, PhD | Founder & Senior Editor

Adam Cathcart, PhD, is founder of Sino-NK and an associate professor at the University of Leeds in the UK. His research interests fall into three broad categories: Sino-North Korean relations, Sino-Japanese relations, and East-West cultural relations. He has been interviewed by the BBC, NPR, and Huffington Post Live, and quoted in the Wall Street Journal and Reuters. His writings have been featured in The AtlanticForeign PolicyThe Diplomat, and the Daily NK. He is currently working on a monograph examining the impact of anti-Japanese sentiment on Sino-Japanese and Sino-American relations during the Chinese Civil War and the Korean War.

Twitter: @adamcathcart

Luke Thrumble | Managing Editor

Luke Thrumble is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Nottingham. His thesis will explore the global scale of British foreign policy and diplomacy at the end of the Cold War, and his research interests broadly relate to international relations throughout the Cold War and beyond, with a particular focus on Britain’s continuing influence outside of Europe in the post-decolonisation era. He has previously received an MA in Modern History and a BA in History at the University of Leeds, where his dissertations examined the British role in the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

Twitter: @luke_thrumble

Christopher Green, PhD | Senior Editor

Christopher Green, PhD, is an assistant professor in Korean Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands. He is the former Manager of International Affairs for Daily NK in Seoul and Korean Penisula program director at International Crisis Group. His research interests span the socio-political economy, ideology and mediascape of the two Koreas, and the multi-faceted impact of inter-Korean division. His writings have been featured in The GuardianAl JazeeraWorld Politics ReviewAsia TimesAsia Sentinel, and NKnews. He has been interviewed by NPR, the BBC, Sky News, Reuters, CNN, and a great many others.

Twitter: @Dest_Pyongyang

Steven Denney, PhD | Senior Editor

Steven Denney, PhD, is an assistant professor in Korean Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands. He is also the vice-director of the European Centre for North Korean Studies (ECNK), which is based at the University of Vienna. As a political scientist specializing in East Asian affairs and the Koreas, his core research interests include migration and governance, nations and nationalism, and international organization. His research mainly employs surveys and experimental methods to understand public opinion, but he also works with administrative data and mixed-method approaches for analyzing non-numeric data.

Twitter: @StevenDenney86

Anthony Rinna | Analyst

Anthony “Tony” Rinna analyzes the interactions between Russia and Eurasia (particularly Mongolia) and the Korean Peninsula. In particular he is interested in DPRK-Russia economic and security ties, and the wider effects of DPRK-Russia bilateral ties in Northeast Asia as a whole. He has served with various policy institutes such as the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the Project for Nuclear Awareness. He is also a research analyst at the Wikistrat geostrategic consulting firm. He has lived in South Korea since 2014.

Twitter: @TonyVRinna

Yujin Lim | Analyst

Yujin Lim, previously a researcher at the European Institute for Asian Studies in Brussels, is a PhD candidate at the University of Leeds. She earned an MA in  Political Strategy and Communication with International Conflict and Security from University of Kent, and her primary research focus is on US-China relations and East Asian security. Yujin’s research output cover topics ranging from national and human security to legal aspects of international issues, and political communication.