An article carried in Korea's Donga Daily highlights new findings from a recently published NKIDP book, Crisis and Confrontation on the Korean Peninsula: 1968-1969 from the History and Public Policy Program Critical Oral History Conference Series.
Launched in 2008, the multi-year Critical Oral History Conference (COHC) Series is designed to fill the gaps in the available documentary record and add greater nuance to even well-understood events. The conferences, which involve veteran diplomatic and intelligence officials from the United States, South Korea, China, and the former communist bloc, seek to explore the untapped wealth of non-archival sources to add nuance into the histories of inter-Korean, U.S.-Korean, and DPRK-communist bloc relations.
"New Evidence on North Korea in 1956."
NKIDP e-Dossier No. 9, "Zhou Enlai and China's Response to the Korean War," is introduced by Charles Kraus and includes 34 translations of Chinese documents which open a new chapter in the diplomatic and military history of the Korean War.
Paper proposals are now being accepted for the 2013 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War, to take place at the George Washington University on April 25-27, 2013.