Events

East German Documents on Kim Il Sung’s April 1975 Trip to Beijing

NKIDP e-Dossier No. 7, "East German Documents on Kim Il Sung’s April 1975 Trip to Beijing," is introduced by Ria Chae and showcases four East German documents which provide new evidence on on Kim Il Sung’s 1975 visit to Beijing and demonstrate Kim’s changing unification strategy and his increasingly distant relationship with China in the mid-1970s.

NKIDP Working Papers

The NKIDP Working Paper Series is designed to provide a speedy outlet for historians who have gained access to newly-available archives and sources and would like to share their results. The NKIDP Working Paper Series is edited by Christian F. Ostermann and James F. Person, and is supported generously by the Korea Foundation and private donations from individuals and corporations.

Explaining North Korean Migration to China

NKIDP e-Dossier no. 11, "Explaining North Korean Migration to China," is introduced by Hazel Smith and features 11 translated Chinese documents which provide a window into historical cases of legal and illegal migration between the DPRK and China.

Yonhap News highlights NKIDP project coordinator James Person's analysis of DPRK-PRC relations

The article covered the Wilson Center Asia Program event "Knowing the North: Intelligence and Intentions of the DPRK" from September 8, 2010.

Google this: North Korea open to Western help with Net upgrade?

Asia Program Director Robert M. Hathaway was quoted in a recent Los Angeles Times articles on the visit to North Korea by Bill Richardson and Google executive Eric Schmidt.

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Experts & Staff

  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • James Person // Deputy Director, History and Public Policy Program; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Charles Kraus // Program Assistant
  • Roy O. Kim // Program Assistant