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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Making sense of North Korea’s pullout from the Kaesong Liaison Office
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Making sense of North Korea’s pullout from the Kaesong Liaison Office

While move appears calibrated, odds of it improving U.S.-DPRK diplomacy remain low, for now

Making sense of North Korea’s pullout from the Kaesong Liaison Office
Christopher Green
Christopher Green March 24, 2019
Why North Korean defectors choose to leave
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Why North Korean defectors choose to leave

To really harness the possibilities of defector-based research, we must understand the reasons they come South

Why North Korean defectors choose to leave
Christopher Green
Christopher Green April 27, 2017
Publishing trends in North Korea research
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Publishing trends in North Korea research

What’s behind the rise in publications?

Publishing trends in North Korea research
Christopher Green
Christopher Green April 12, 2017
Would Kim Jong Nam have reformed North Korea?

Would Kim Jong Nam have reformed North Korea?

North Korea's political infrastructure would not have permitted a great reformer at its helm

Would Kim Jong Nam have reformed North Korea?
Christopher Green
Christopher Green February 28, 2017
Rumblings at the top: Kim Won Hong’s fall from grace
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Rumblings at the top: Kim Won Hong’s fall from grace

The recent demotion of North Korea's spy chief speaks to the country's Machiavellian political structure

Rumblings at the top: Kim Won Hong’s fall from grace
Christopher Green
Christopher Green February 16, 2017
Open for business? Inter-Korean economic projects under “Sunshine 2.0”
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Open for business? Inter-Korean economic projects under “Sunshine 2.0”

A change of government in Seoul could lead to a renewal of Inter-Korean economic projects

Open for business? Inter-Korean economic projects under “Sunshine 2.0”
Christopher Green
Christopher Green January 23, 2017
South Korea’s leadership crisis: Three potential outcomes for inter-Korean relations
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South Korea’s leadership crisis: Three potential outcomes for inter-Korean relations

Inter-Korean relations likely to remain frozen through 2017, limited options for progressive administration

South Korea’s leadership crisis: Three potential outcomes for inter-Korean relations
Christopher Green
Christopher Green November 18, 2016
Why UK defector diplomat is no threat to North Korea

Why UK defector diplomat is no threat to North Korea

Don't read too much into defector diplomat incident: governments don't fall this way

Why UK defector diplomat is no threat to North Korea
Christopher Green
Christopher Green August 25, 2016
From hero to zero: North Korea’s failure in Yanbian
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From hero to zero: North Korea’s failure in Yanbian

Economic decline, Southern culture explain North's gradual loss of appeal to provincial residents of Korean origin

From hero to zero: North Korea’s failure in Yanbian
Understanding Seoul’s N.Korean restaurant defectors announcement

Understanding Seoul’s N.Korean restaurant defectors announcement

Theories swirl in Seoul as to why Ministry of Unification announced the news when it did

Understanding Seoul’s N.Korean restaurant defectors announcement
Christopher Green
Christopher Green April 12, 2016