Posts Tagged ‘Russia’
Global reports imply a spate of intriguing North Korean defections in recent weeks and months. In one instance, a trade representative fled (or so it is said) for Belarus. Taking the Russian media as his evidence, Anthony Rinna investigates.
Did Kim Jong-un already meet Xi Jinping in northeast China? And will the North Korean leader show up in Moscow this coming May? A guest voice assesses the potential.
Russo-Chinese Relations, US-ROK War Games, and the Facade of a United Sino-DPRK Perspective: Tongsin no. 5
While outsiders highlighted fracture and disunity in the China-DPRK relationship, the North Koreans largely portrayed an image of synchronized attitudes. This issue of Tongsin looks at North Korean views of increasingly close Russo-Chinese relations, military exercises, and more.
The promise of profit and increased political stability in Northeast Asia are attractive to Moscow and Seoul, but do the potential benefits of the “Iron Silk Road Express” outweigh the risks that come with investing in North Korea? Sabine van Ameijden evaluates.
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 […]
The big news around Seoul this week was the arrival of Barack Obama for the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit, his visit to the DMZ (predicted several weeks ago on One Free Korea) and the flurry of stories related to North Korea’s planned rocket launch. Given reports of US intentions to “overhaul its approach towards North […]
The speed with which facts, currencies, ideas and rumors flow through and weave around the Korean peninsula has clearly accellerated in the information age. Students in Pyongyang trace (if vaguely) the spread of revolution in Syria; a grainy drone strike over remote Pakistan makes the paper in Sinuiju; a village 25 miles from the Chinese border […]