June 20, 2022 |
Prospects for DPRK-China Relations in 2022 and Challenges for the Yoon Administration
Prospects for DPRK-China Relations in 2022 and Challenges for the Yoon Administration
June 08, 2022 | Bong Sup Shin
In this commentary, Bong Sup Shin, Visiting Professor at Kwangwoon University and former Consul General of the Korean Consulate in Shenyang, China, writes on the current status of DPRK-China relations and its implications for the Yoon administration. Dr. Shin argues that Sino-North Korean relations revolve around the balance of respective national interests and is no longer confined in the framework of a blood alliance. Instead, the two countries strive to achieve a “strategic symbiosis” and are engaged in a repetition of conflict and cooperation. On the Yoon government’s future course of action, the author underscores that the Yoon administration should not misinterpret DPRK-China relations based on the old Cold War mentality and suggests that it should expand its diplomatic leverage in the U.S.-China rivalry.
North Korea’s COVID-19 Crisis and  South Korea’s Response
North Korea’s COVID-19 Crisis and South Korea’s Response
May 31, 2022 | Philo Kim
The unexpected spread of COVID-19 in North Korea has added another layer of uncertainty on the Korean Peninsula. In this commentary, Philo Kim, Associate Professor at the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) at Seoul National University, analyzes the domestic and external implications of North Korea’s recent surge in COVID-19 cases. While it could adversely impact North Korea’s political and economic system as well as the society on one hand, it could also provide opportunities for a breakthrough in inter-Korean relations. In this regard, the author proposes that Seoul should embrace humanitarian values, bearing in mind that the peninsula is under a state of crisis, and seek ways to support the North.

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