Pirates or hawks: Who hijacked Chinese boats? By Leonid Petrov

May 25th, 2012
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China often describes its relations with North Korea, its closest regional ally, as intimate but not substantial. For more than half a century, Beijing’s attitude towards the Korean Peninsula has revolved around the avoidance of three scenarios: “No new war on the Korean Peninsula”; “No regime change in North Korea” and “No American troops on

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About the Author

Leonid Petrov

Leonid Petrov graduated from St. Petersburg State University (1994) in Russia where he majored in Korean History and Language. He obtained a PhD in History at the Australian National University (2003) where he specialised in the studies of North Korea. In 2003-2005, he was a Korea Foundation post-doctoral fellow at the Academy of Korean Studies (Seongnam), lectured on Korean History at the Intercultural Institute of California (San Francisco) and Korean Economy at Keimyung University (Daegu). In 2006-2007, Dr Petrov acted as Chair of Korean Studies at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).

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