April 23, 2021

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

John Petrushka

John Petrushka

John Petrushka is a contributor based in Washington, D.C., and the creator of the NK Pro View from Jingshan column. He studied Asia and International Affairs at Georgetown University and George Washington University. His other research topics include transitional justice in North Korea.

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Analysis

The View from Jingshan: As THAAD seems inevitable, China pivots back to N. Korea

Attitudes are hardening towards Seoul, leading to a rapprochement with Pyongyang

Author Image John Petrushka February 2, 2017
NK PRO
Analysis

The View from Jingshan: China looks to 2017 and new sanctions regime

With Trump in the White House and uncertainty in Seoul, China could lead on North Korea

Author Image John Petrushka January 2, 2017
NK PRO
Analysis

The View from Jingshan: China reacts to Trump election, Park resignation

Observers welcome President-elect Trump's call for a summit with Kim Jong Un

Author Image John Petrushka December 7, 2016
NK PRO
Analysis

The View from Jingshan: Observer says North Korea “sold out” China to U.S.

Chinese media reacts to U.S.-DPRK secret meetings, Clapper "lost cause" admission

Author Image John Petrushka November 7, 2016
NK PRO
Analysis

The View from Jingshan: China reacts to North Korea’s nuke tests

Analysis of Chinese media shows PRC government increasingly permits criticism of Pyongyang

Author Image John Petrushka October 14, 2016
Analysis

North Korea’s capital, Juche and a towering achievement

Continued changes to the cityscape push Pyongyang toward Kim's ideas, away from Soviet influence

Author Image John Petrushka May 10, 2016
Evergreen

History, Juche and public space in making of North Korea’s capital

Shifting ideas and loyalties from the early days of the republic can be seen in Pyongyang's design

Author Image John Petrushka May 6, 2016