December 05, 2020

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Adam Cathcart

Adam Cathcart is a lecturer in history at the University of Leeds and the editor of Sino-NK.

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Occupational hazards: what Xi Jinping sees in Kim Jong Un

Beyond the power imbalance, the two leaders have quite a bit to talk about as equals

Adam Cathcart August 22, 2018

Chinese security guarantees and the future of North Korean economic reforms

How joint celebrations of China-DPRK friendship treaty may signal expanding cooperation

Adam Cathcart July 16, 2018

Keep your friends close: Kim Jong Un returns to China

It seems likely that these two comrades will be seeing one another again soon

Adam Cathcart June 20, 2018

Thunderclouds over the honeymoon: Kim, Xi, and the looming Trump summit

The Sino-DPRK relationship is better than it has been in years, but there are roadblocks ahead

Adam Cathcart May 16, 2018

Media blackout: fugitives and shields at the Kim-Xi Summit

Beijing took great pains to protect the North Korean leader and ensure talks went smoothly

Adam Cathcart March 29, 2018

Data overload? North Korea sanctions enforcement in China

Measures linked to Xi Jinping's ongoing consolidation of power are much more likely to succeed

Adam Cathcart January 31, 2018

Beyond the bridges of Dandong: politics, corruption, and sanctions enforcement

Observers could learn more by focusing on local politics and less on bridge-watching

Adam Cathcart December 7, 2017

Few foreign friends: How North Korea's isolation goes beyond diplomacy

Where once it attracted international sympathy, the DPRK now fails to promote its side of the story

Adam Cathcart October 15, 2017

Debating "lips and teeth": Talking North Korea sanctions in China

Both Washington policy and Beijing propaganda assume there is a unitary Chinese position on the DPRK

Adam Cathcart August 21, 2017

Stirring the pot? Shen Zhihua's controversial speech and DPRK-China relations

A speech by a leading Chinese academic grabbed headlines in March, but what did it really mean?

Adam Cathcart July 11, 2017