Asia News

Bernd Schaefer Interviewed by VOA about NKIDP Working Paper #2, "Overconfidence Shattered: North Korean Unification Policy, 1971-1975."

Dec 16, 2010
Schaefer described how in the wake of the North Vietnamese victory, North Korean leader Kim Il Sung sought Chinese assistance in reunifying the Korean peninsula by force after negotiations between North and South were halted.

NKIDP releases Working Paper #2, "Overconfidence Shattered: North Korean Unification Policy, 1971 -1975" by Bernd Schaefer

Dec 10, 2010
Based on newly declassified East German, Romanian, and Bulgarian archival documents, Schaefer sheds light on the North Korean policy-making process during the brief period of inter-Korean détente in the early 1970s.

NKIDP receives over 2,000 pages of new Romanian documents on the inner-workings and foreign relations of North Korea in the 1960s and 1970s.

Dec 10, 2010
The collection brings together minutes of conversations between North Korean leaders and Romanian officials with daily communications from the Romanian embassy in Pyongyang between the critical period 1966-1968.

NKIDP Senior Advisor Mitchell Lerner is published in History News Network

Dec 06, 2010
on the value of the recent Wikileaks release of confidential embassy cables for our understanding of North Korea.

Responding to Pakistan's Water Crisis

Nov 29, 2010
How can the world help Pakistan respond to its widespread and deadly water crisis? In a new policy brief published by the Norwegian Peacebuilding Center, program associate Michael Kugelman examines the opportunities and constraints faced by the international community in its efforts to help reduce the country's water woes.

CEF Director Quoted in ABC News Story on China's Environment

Nov 16, 2010
Jennifer Turner and CEF speaker Jonathan Watts Discusses China's Water Pollution and NGO Activism

Wilson Center Awards Pakistan Scholarship

Nov 03, 2010
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, in collaboration with the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan (FFFP), a charitable trust based in Karachi, today announced the appointment of Huma Yusuf as the Wilson Center's new Pakistan Scholar. Yusuf will spend nine months in residence at the Wilson Center beginning in September 2010, carrying out research and writing a book on the intersection of media, public policy, and democracy in today's Pakistan.

Professor Liang Congjie, founder of Friends of Nature, passed away at 78

Oct 28, 2010
Professor Liang died of undisclosed illness on October 28th in Beijing

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