Somewhere in a KBC dungeon there are stacks and stacks of papers and spiral booklets detailing and outlining plans and projects in the Tumen Triangle. Alas, as you'll see in the video below, it remains East Asia's Region of the Future as it has been for decades. Andray Abrahamian has released a new report through the US Korea Institute at SAIS looking at the latest on the region.
From the Institute: "There are long-term forces at work here, such as Moscow’s concerns over Chinese dominance in the sparsely populated Russian Far East. This legacy of mistrust frames cross-border interactions and despite recent warm relations, major cross-border cooperation remains limited. There are also relatively recent roadblocks to cooperation, such as Beijing’s opprobrium over North Korea’s nuclear program. This has prevented the implementation of pre-2013 plans to link Rason – North Korea’s northeastern special economic zone – to the electricity grid in Jilin Province, in Northeastern China."
Read it here or watch Andray present his findings below: