NKIDP Senior Adviser Mitchell Lerner writes in The Diplomat that "patience, not peemption," is what is needed on the Korean Peninsula.
NKIDP e-Dossier No. 4, "The Rise of Kim Jong Il - Evidence from East German Archives," was released in the wake of Kim Jong Il's death and features four East German documents which reveal that the late North Korean leader had been groomed from as early as 1974 to take over the helm of the North Korean state.
Schaefer described how in the wake of the North Vietnamese victory, North Korean leader Kim Il Sung sought Chinese assistance in reunifying the Korean peninsula by force after negotiations between North and South were halted.
A collection of archival documents on inter-Korean, US-ROK and DPRK-Communist bloc relations from 1970 to 1974 compiled in preparation for the 1-2 July 2010 conference "The Rise and Fall of the Detente on the Korean Peninsula: 1970-1974."
CWIHP Working Paper #44 by Bernd Schaefer
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