North Korea’s recent warnings to diplomats and foreigners living in Pyongyang that their safety cannot be guaranteed because of the tense situation on the Korean Peninsula are not unprecedented. Documents obtained and translated by the North Korea International Documentation Project (NKIDP) reveal that North Korea has issued similar warnings during past crises in Korea.
The program will provide Korean students currently enrolled in an advanced degree program the opportunity to spend between three to six months at the Center conducting advanced research on an important public policy issue or a topic in international history.
NKIDP and CWIHP are pleased to welcome Wilson Center Korea Scholar Giwon Kwon. His project is entitled The History of Inter-Korean Relations from the Late 1940s to the Present.
NKIDP Working Paper #2, “Overconfidence Shattered: North Korean Unification Policy, 1971-1975,” written by Bernd Schaefer, analyzes North Korea’s unification policy during the early 1970s, a period, as Schaefer argues, when North Korea held its last best chance to unify the Korean peninsula under its own auspices.