New Winter: Sino-North Korean Relations Today

Of China’s many bilateral relationships, few are as pregnant with doom as the relationship with the DPRK. That is to say, the relationship is significant to China not primarily for the good it can bring, but for the potential harm it represents. Thus the quest for China in dealing with the DPRK is how to play a bad hand: minimize the harm it can do, … Continue reading New Winter: Sino-North Korean Relations Today

Sueddeutsche Zeitung on North Korean Aggression

In lieu of an extended post on Korean issues today, I read and translate an insightful editorial from Germany’s greatest paper, the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Three quick corrections to the clip: 1)  at 4:10 I wrongly translate that North Korea can’t win a war, when in fact the author states that South Korea can’t win a war with the North, and 2) at 5:56 I miss … Continue reading Sueddeutsche Zeitung on North Korean Aggression