Beijing on Pyongyang: A Change of Tack, Not Heart

May 13, 2013

China’s cooperation in dealing with North Korea will likely be temporary and prudential. If North Korea is the hysterical child that Western news media — aided by the north’s own apocalyptic rhetoric — portrays it to be, then China is often cast as the doting grandparent, indulgent to a...

Elections in South Korea: How to Engage Pyongyang?

Dec 15, 2012

The two presidential candidates, Park Geun-hye and Moon Jae-in, share certain policy visions concerning North Korea, but ultimately take a very different stand on this issue. South Korea is facing a presidential election on 19 December. Its outcome promises to be critical for the future trajectory...