August 11, 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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Bad omen: How storms, COVID-19 and the US vote will impact inter-Korea relations
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Bad omen: How storms, COVID-19 and the US vote will impact inter-Korea relations

Damaging typhoons and the U.S. elections may be an opportunity for Pyongyang and Seoul to connect — or to drift apart

Bad omen: How storms, COVID-19 and the US vote will impact inter-Korea relations
Christopher Green
Christopher Green August 27, 2020
Why heavy rain and border water pose a chronic political risk for South Korea
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Why heavy rain and border water pose a chronic political risk for South Korea

North Korean dams have the power to release rainwater during monsoons, which can cause significant hurt to the South

Why heavy rain and border water pose a chronic political risk for South Korea
Christopher Green
Christopher Green August 11, 2020
How Moon’s diplomatic and security reshuffle may impact North Korea
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How Moon’s diplomatic and security reshuffle may impact North Korea

More than a reshuffle in Seoul is likely needed for substantive progress

How Moon’s diplomatic and security reshuffle may impact North Korea
Christopher Green
Christopher Green July 5, 2020
Volte-face: What explains Kim Jong Un’s sudden change of heart?
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Volte-face: What explains Kim Jong Un’s sudden change of heart?

North Korea seems to be adopting a wait-and-see stance towards the South

Volte-face: What explains Kim Jong Un’s sudden change of heart?
Christopher Green
Christopher Green June 24, 2020
Up in smoke: where relations between the two Koreas can go from here
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Up in smoke: where relations between the two Koreas can go from here

Seoul cannot and will not take the kind of steps that would be sufficient to satisfy Pyongyang

Up in smoke: where relations between the two Koreas can go from here
Christopher Green
Christopher Green June 17, 2020
What to make of Seoul’s rapid response to Kim Yo Jong’s leaflet-halt request
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What to make of Seoul’s rapid response to Kim Yo Jong’s leaflet-halt request

Rapid response could indicate other inter-Korean activities are on the horizon

What to make of Seoul’s rapid response to Kim Yo Jong’s leaflet-halt request
Christopher Green
Christopher Green June 4, 2020
Schrödinger’s sanctions: South Korea plays down the May 24th Measures
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Schrödinger’s sanctions: South Korea plays down the May 24th Measures

Shelving ineffective unilateral sanctions makes sense, but the move is unlikely to jump-start inter-Korean cooperation

Schrödinger’s sanctions: South Korea plays down the May 24th Measures
Christopher Green
Christopher Green May 29, 2020
The comeback Kim: lessons from the North Korean leader’s three-week absence
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The comeback Kim: lessons from the North Korean leader’s three-week absence

DPRK watchers must see the recent storm of speculation as an opportunity to learn where proper expertise really resides

The comeback Kim: lessons from the North Korean leader’s three-week absence
Christopher Green
Christopher Green May 3, 2020
South Korean legislative elections: potential impacts on inter-Korean relations
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South Korean legislative elections: potential impacts on inter-Korean relations

The ruling party's sweeping victory this week stands to have little impact on relations with the North

South Korean legislative elections: potential impacts on inter-Korean relations
Christopher Green
Christopher Green April 16, 2020
What plans for a new Pyongyang hospital say about class politics in North Korea
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What plans for a new Pyongyang hospital say about class politics in North Korea

The hospital's central, symbolic location could reflect growing demand for better medical facilities

What plans for a new Pyongyang hospital say about class politics in North Korea
Christopher Green
Christopher Green March 25, 2020