October 02, 2022

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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

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

Occupational hazards: what Xi Jinping sees in Kim Jong Un
Adam Cathcart
Adam Cathcart August 22, 2018
Chinese security guarantees and the future of North Korean economic reforms

Chinese security guarantees and the future of North Korean economic reforms

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

Chinese security guarantees and the future of North Korean economic reforms
Adam Cathcart
Adam Cathcart July 16, 2018
Keep your friends close: Kim Jong Un returns to China

Keep your friends close: Kim Jong Un returns to China

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

Keep your friends close: Kim Jong Un returns to China
Adam Cathcart
Adam Cathcart June 20, 2018
Thunderclouds over the honeymoon: Kim, Xi, and the looming Trump summit

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

Thunderclouds over the honeymoon: Kim, Xi, and the looming Trump summit
Adam Cathcart
Adam Cathcart May 16, 2018
Media blackout: fugitives and shields at the Kim-Xi Summit

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

Media blackout: fugitives and shields at the Kim-Xi Summit
Adam Cathcart
Adam Cathcart March 29, 2018
Data overload? North Korea sanctions enforcement in China

Data overload? North Korea sanctions enforcement in China

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

Data overload? North Korea sanctions enforcement in China
Adam Cathcart
Adam Cathcart January 31, 2018
Beyond the bridges of Dandong: politics, corruption, and sanctions enforcement

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

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

Beyond the bridges of Dandong: politics, corruption, and sanctions enforcement
Adam Cathcart
Adam Cathcart December 7, 2017
Few foreign friends: How North Korea’s isolation goes beyond diplomacy

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

Few foreign friends: How North Korea’s isolation goes beyond diplomacy
Adam Cathcart
Adam Cathcart October 15, 2017
Debating “lips and teeth”: Talking North Korea sanctions in China

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

Debating “lips and teeth”: Talking North Korea sanctions in China
Adam Cathcart
Adam Cathcart August 21, 2017
Stirring the pot? Shen Zhihua’s controversial speech and DPRK-China relations

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?

Stirring the pot? Shen Zhihua’s controversial speech and DPRK-China relations
Adam Cathcart
Adam Cathcart July 11, 2017