China-North Korea: Renewal of the "Blood Alliance"
Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 158
Washington, D.C.: East-West Center
Masako Ikegami, Professor of Political Science at Stockholm University, argues that “Recently, the China-North Korea ‘blood alliance,’ a concept of allies that originated during the Korean War, has been renewed, and it is in China’s interests that North Korea consolidates its ‘absolute deterrence’ capability to deter US forces in the region.”