September 25, 2020

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Christopher Green

Christopher Green is a lecturer at the Universiteit Leiden in the Netherlands and one of the senior editors of Sino-NK, a digital periodical dealing with Northeast Asian affairs. He formerly worked as Senior Adviser, Korean peninsula at the International Crisis Group (ICG) and as Manager of International Affairs at the Daily NK.

Analysis

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

Christopher Green September 11, 2020
Analysis

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

Christopher Green August 27, 2020
Analysis

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

Christopher Green August 11, 2020
Analysis

How Moon’s diplomatic and security reshuffle may impact North Korea

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

Christopher Green July 5, 2020
Analysis

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

Christopher Green June 24, 2020
Analysis

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

Christopher Green June 17, 2020
Analysis

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

Christopher Green June 4, 2020
Analysis

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

Christopher Green May 29, 2020
Analysis

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

Christopher Green May 3, 2020
Analysis

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

Christopher Green April 16, 2020