April 19, 2021

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Christopher Green

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.

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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.

Author Image Christopher Green April 7, 2021
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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

Author Image Christopher Green March 26, 2021
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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

Author Image Christopher Green December 17, 2020
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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

Author Image Christopher Green December 15, 2020
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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.

Author Image Christopher Green October 12, 2020
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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

Author Image Christopher Green October 1, 2020
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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

Author Image Christopher Green September 26, 2020
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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

Author Image Christopher Green September 11, 2020
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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

Author Image Christopher Green August 27, 2020
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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

Author Image Christopher Green August 11, 2020
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