Military History News

Database on Inter-Korean Relations

Apr 15, 2013
Using fresh and policy-relevant historical data, the Database on Inter-Korean Relations informs and supports current and future efforts to reunify peacefully the Korean Peninsula and achieve reconciliation in post-unification Korea.

North Korea warned foreigners during Pueblo crisis, too

Apr 08, 2013
North Korea’s recent warnings to diplomats and foreigners living in Pyongyang that their safety cannot be guaranteed because of the tense situation on the Korean Peninsula are not unprecedented. Documents obtained and translated by the North Korea International Documentation Project (NKIDP) reveal that North Korea has issued similar warnings during past crises in Korea.

North Korea's Brinkmanship in Historical Perspective

Apr 05, 2013
A newly assembled collection of documents from the former communist world provides a historical record of North Korea's policies of brinkmanship and military adventurism.

Extensive Collection of Declassified Materials Now Accessible, Searchable in New Digital Archive

Mar 28, 2013
The Wilson Center today launched a new Digital Archive of declassified official documents from nearly 100 different archives in dozens of different countries that provide fresh, unprecedented insights into the history of international relations and diplomacy.The new website features uniquely powerful new search tools, an intuitive user-interface, and new educational resources such as timelines, analysis from leading experts, and biographies of significant historical figures.
Roland Popp and Elena Sokova speak at the ETH Zurich/VCDNP/NPIHP workshop on Nuclear Proliferation History: New Evidence, Analysis & Policy Insights

Nuclear Proliferation History: New Evidence, Analysis & Policy Insights

Mar 06, 2013
Today’s nuclear policy challenges have deep roots in the past. Hence, international history of nuclear weapons proliferation does have the potential to play a role in aiding policy-making. Towards this goal, following the invitation of the Center for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH Zurich, NPIHP partners, experts and policy people from all around the world traveled to Vienna, Austria, on February 1, 2013, for a one-day workshop. The participants had the opportunity to discuss the results of the historical research conducted so far within the project and work towards better understanding the wider implications of historical work for the policy context. The meeting greatly benefited from the gracious hosting by NPIHP's partners at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP).

NKIDP welcomes Public Policy Scholar Seuk Ryule Hong

Feb 21, 2013
NKIDP welcomes Public Policy Scholar Seuk Ryule Hong to the Wilson Center
Johan Slabber presents on the South African Nuclear Weapons Program

International Conference: The Historical Dimensions of South Africa's Nuclear Weapons Program

Jan 04, 2013
Together with the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project,and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS Africa) Monash South Africa organized and hosted a landmark conference on the historical dimensions of South Africa's Nuclear Weapons Program.

Summer Institute on the International History of Nuclear Weapons

Dec 20, 2012
The sixth annual Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations’ (SHAFR) Summer Institute, hosted by the History and Public Policy Program’s Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP).

Jane Harman and James Person on North Korea's Missile Launch

Dec 18, 2012
Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO of the Wilson Center, and James Person, NKIDP Coordinator, write in the LA Times that a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the West Coast of the United States may be available to North Korea in the near future.

Apply for NPIHP's Summer 2013 Nuclear Boot Camp

Dec 18, 2012
Aimed at building a new generation of experts on the international history of nuclear weapons, the third-annual Nuclear Boot Camp will be hosted by the University of Roma Tre and the Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies (CIMA) in the village of Allumiere near Rome, Italy for ten days beginning in late June 2013

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