North Korea News
Dec 19, 2012
North Korea's first successful rocket launch is a truly dangerous development. Although the North Koreans have previously detonated two nuclear devices, until now they have not demonstrated any ability to deliver them. Weaponizing a missile is hard, but Pyongyang's close ally Iran has made great advances in miniaturizing warheads. With the combination of North Korea's nuclear bombs and Iran's technology, a nuclear-tipped missile could be capable of striking the West Coast of the United States in the near future. We can no longer afford to ignore North Korea.
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.
Dec 17, 2012
CWIHP Senior Research Scholar Bernd Schaefer was quoted in an article appearing in Der Spiegel on North Korea's recent missile launch.
Dec 12, 2012
North Korean missile launch raises more questions than answers about the secretive nation – and what we don’t know. Asia Program Director Robert M. Hathaway analyzes...
Nov 29, 2012
A media round up of recent articles in the Korean press discussing materials obtained and released by, as well as events hosted by, the Wilson Center's North Korea International Documentation Project.
Oct 22, 2012
Documents on the inter-Korean dialogue in the 1970s released by NKIDP continue to be cited by Korean scholars, who are now questioning North Korea’s recent attacks on the Yushin constitution in light of the fact that there were no criticisms at the time Yushin was declared in 1972.
Dong-a Ilbo: Why North Korea did not criticize South Korea when it declared the Yushin Constitution in October 1972 revealed
Oct 17, 2012
A recent article in the Dong-a Ilbo cites evidence obtained and disseminated by NKIDP to explain why North Korea did not criticize South Korea following the declaration of the Yushin Constitution in October 1972.
Oct 01, 2012
The release of NKIDP e-Dossier no.11, “Explaining North Korean Migration to China,” was reported widely upon by the South Korean press, with articles appearing in Joongang Daily, Donga Daily, Yonhap News Agency, and Hankook Daily and broadcasts appearing on MBN .
Aug 13, 2012
Love and Marriage in North Korea – Professor Kathy Moon, formerly a Wilson Center Asian Policy Scholar, fills in the blanks about North Korea’s new First Lady, and reminds us that in the DPRK, romance and politics are inseparable. Dr. Moon is professor of political science and director of East Asian Studies at Wellesley College.
Jul 17, 2012
The release of NKIDP e-Dossier no. 10, "DPRK Perspectives on Korean Reunification after the July 4th Joint Communiqué," was reportedly widely upon by the South Korean press.