July 02, 2022

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Christopher Green

Christopher Green is a lecturer at Leiden University in the Netherlands and heads up the Korean Peninsula work of the International Crisis Group (ICG). Christopher was formerly Manager of International Affairs at the Daily NK.

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As inflation worsens, South Korea braces for ‘perfect storm’ of economic woes
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As inflation worsens, South Korea braces for ‘perfect storm’ of economic woes

The country faces risks analogous to turmoil of 1970s, with the economy unlikely to emerge unscathed

As inflation worsens, South Korea braces for ‘perfect storm’ of economic woes
Christopher Green
Christopher Green June 30, 2022
What North Korea will and will not do to fight the COVID-19 outbreak
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What North Korea will and will not do to fight the COVID-19 outbreak

Pyongyang will not yield control over people in exchange for fewer cases, but will probably accept specific aid packages

What North Korea will and will not do to fight the COVID-19 outbreak
Christopher Green
Christopher Green May 18, 2022
Why North Korea’s Olympic withdrawal is about much more than public health
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Why North Korea’s Olympic withdrawal is about much more than public health

Public health is only a partial reason for North Korea’s decision to withdraw from Tokyo. The timing just isn’t right.

Why North Korea’s Olympic withdrawal is about much more than public health
Christopher Green
Christopher Green April 7, 2021
Despite rising tensions, North and South Korea will likely talk again
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Despite rising tensions, North and South Korea will likely talk again

For all its missile tests and state media condemnations, Pyongyang may still want to talk to Seoul in the coming years

Despite rising tensions, North and South Korea will likely talk again
Christopher Green
Christopher Green March 26, 2021
A new law will dramatically change ROK intelligence — mostly for the better
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A new law will dramatically change ROK intelligence — mostly for the better

Earlier this week, Seoul voted to transfer North Korea-related espionage investigations to the National Police Agency

A new law will dramatically change ROK intelligence — mostly for the better
Christopher Green
Christopher Green December 17, 2020
Blessing in disguise? Kim Jong Un is using COVID-19 to bolster his control
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Blessing in disguise? Kim Jong Un is using COVID-19 to bolster his control

North Korea's virus prevention measures have given Pyongyang the pretext to clamp down on private market trade

Blessing in disguise? Kim Jong Un is using COVID-19 to bolster his control
Christopher Green
Christopher Green December 15, 2020
Kim Jong Un’s soft, apologetic Oct. 10 speech also hints at rising friction
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Kim Jong Un’s soft, apologetic Oct. 10 speech also hints at rising friction

Pyongyang didn’t cross anybody’s red lines this weekend, but it still sent a clear military message to the U.S.

Kim Jong Un’s soft, apologetic Oct. 10 speech also hints at rising friction
Christopher Green
Christopher Green October 12, 2020
North Korea’s Oct. 10 military parade will be more pomp than provocation
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North Korea’s Oct. 10 military parade will be more pomp than provocation

Pyongyang's "October surprise" may instead come early next year to test the winner of the 2020 U.S. election

North Korea’s Oct. 10 military parade will be more pomp than provocation
Christopher Green
Christopher Green October 1, 2020
Why Kim Jong Un’s letters probably don’t mean a shift in South Korea policy
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Why Kim Jong Un’s letters probably don’t mean a shift in South Korea policy

Letters and apology will be welcomed by Seoul, but prospects for big changes in inter-Korean relations remain low

Why Kim Jong Un’s letters probably don’t mean a shift in South Korea policy
Christopher Green
Christopher Green September 26, 2020
How Kim’s call for typhoon help exploits cheap labor and builds political unity
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How Kim’s call for typhoon help exploits cheap labor and builds political unity

The North Korean leader's call will reveal who is truly loyal to the regime while also providing cheap workers

How Kim’s call for typhoon help exploits cheap labor and builds political unity
Christopher Green
Christopher Green September 11, 2020
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