North Korea News

CWIHP Visits Diplomatic Archives of Japan

Jun 06, 2014
Charles Kraus, a Program Assistant with the Cold War International History Project (CWIHP), recently visited the Diplomatic Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in Tokyo.

IFES Web Forums and Briefs

Apr 21, 2014
NKIDP invites readers to subscribe to the mailings and weekly updates on developments on the Korean Peninsula distributed by the Institute for Far Eastern Studies (IFES), Kyungnam University.

HAPP Documents cited in UN Report on Human Rights in North Korea

Feb 27, 2014
Documents obtained, translated, and disseminated by the Wilson Center’s North Korea International Documentation Project were quoted from and cited ten times in the United Nations report on human rights in North Korea, released in February 2014.

NKIDP Coordinator James Person Publishes in National Interest

Jan 06, 2014
NKIDP Coordinator James Person published on "North Korea's Purges Past" in the National Interest

NKIDP e-Dossier no. 15 featured in South Korean Media

Dec 17, 2013
Documents included in NKIDP e-Dossier no. 15, "The 1967 Purge of the Gapsan Faction and the Establishment of the Monolithic Ideological System," were featured and analyzed by Donga Ilbo, Yonhap News, Asia Today, and YTN on December 16-17, 2013.

New South Korean Foreign Ministry Documents Added to Digital Archive

Dec 17, 2013
The North Korea International Documentation Project, in cooperation with Kyungnam University, has recently added nearly 30 documents from the South Korean Foreign Ministry Archive on US-ROK and inter-Korean relations and North Korean foreign policy in the 1970s to the Digital Archive.

Historical Perspective on the Purge of Jang Song Thaek

Dec 17, 2013
The December 2013 purge and execution of Jang Song Thaek, who was often described as the No. 2 in North Korea, came four months after the ruling Korean Worker’s Party announced that the Ten Points of the Monolithic Ideological System, the basic tenets of the unitary leadership system in North Korea, had been updated for the new leader, Kim Jong Un.

East Asia At the Crossroads

Nov 26, 2013
Former scholar Yeh-chung Lu co-authored a report on reconciliation strategies on the Korean peninsula the could help reduce cross-Strait tensions between China and Taiwan.

Understanding North Korea: Tyranny of the Weak

Sep 26, 2013
A weak state by many measures, North Korea has managed to survive while other regimes have fallen. To many, the nation remains a seemingly impenetrable mystery when it comes to understanding motivations and behavior. But historian Charles Armstrong believes the near opposite is true.

North Korea and the 2018 Olympic Games

Sep 05, 2013
North Korea recently hinted that it would be interested in co-hosting the 2018 Olympics with Pyeongchang, South Korea. Though the organizing committee for Pyeongchang rejected the idea as unrealistic, the North’s proposal is not without precedent, as documents obtained by the North Korea International Documentation Project demonstrate.

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