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Sutayut Osornprasop, a PhD student at Cambridge University and one of the participants at the institute, reports on his experience during the two-day institute June 4-5.
NKIDP e-Dossier no. 12, "The Cuban Missile Crisis and the Origins of North Korea’s Policy of Self-Reliance in National Defense," is introduced by James F. Person and features 6 translated documents which demonstrate how the Cuban Missile Crisis transformed North Korea’s relations with Moscow and Beijing and nudged the country down a path of unsustainable military buildup that, in part, resulted in a nuclear weapons program and was responsible for the country’s economic difficulties in later decades.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Cold War International History Project is currently accepting applications for its CWIHP SCHOLARSHIP competition.
CWIHP Working Paper No. 30