The piece highlights how the misinterpretation of Kim Jong Il's trip to China originates from over exaggerated notions of Chinese leverage over the DPRK among experts in the US.
NKIDP Senior Adviser Mitchell Lerner writes in The Diplomat that policymakers need to "recognize that China’s influence on Pyongyang is much more limited than conventional wisdom holds."
CWIHP and NKIDP are pleased to welcome Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Sang Yoon Ma. His project is entitled "U.S. Cold War Strategy and the Question of Democracy in South Korea, 1961-1972."
The workshop Interkit aims to shed new light on the mechanisms of cooperation and conflicts within the socialist world, and to answer the question: how differences in political and cultural traditions and geopolitical locations interacted under the influence of the Soviet Union.
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.
Visiting Scholar Kihl-jae Ryoo, who teaches North Korean studies at a university in South Korea, discusses the evolution of North Korea's political system and why studying its history is so important.
NKIDP e-Dossier No. 5, "New Romanian Evidence on the Blue House Raid and the USS Pueblo Incident," features introductions from expert scholars Mitchell Lerner and Jong-Dae Shin and 28 new Romanian documents which open an exciting window into communist bloc policies and perspectives on the Blue House Raid, the USS Pueblo crisis, and North Korea's military adventurism.
A collection of declassified archival documents on North Korea's Chollima Movement, compiled in preparation for the 10 February 2009 conference The 2009 'New DPRK Revolutionary Upsurge'--A Blast from the Past or a New Path?