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How Revolution in Syria Could Serve as a North Korean Tipping Point: Huanqiu Shibao

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American Foreign Policy / Huanqiu Shibao / Sino-North Korean relations

Today’s essential reading springs from the keyboard of Stephan Haggard, whose essay on China’s relations with North Korea pulls apart some very important threads in Northeast Asia and over the Sino-North Korean frontier. One of the things that struck me in Chengdu as I watched Kim Jong Il’s funeral on Chinese television (an experience I described in an article for Foreign Policy) was how often the news of an orderly, China-backed transition of power in […]