Events

NKIDP materials continue to inform discussion of inter-Korean relations in South Korea

Documents on the inter-Korean dialogue in the 1970s released by NKIDP continue to be cited by Korean scholars, who are now questioning North Korea’s recent attacks on the Yushin constitution in light of the fact that there were no criticisms at the time Yushin was declared in 1972.

NKIDP Working Paper cited on Asia Times Online

NKIDP senior adviser and Ohio State University Associate Professor of History Mitchell Lerner’s working paper “Mostly Propaganda in Nature: Kim Il Sung, the Juche ideology, and the Second Korean War” was recently cited in an article on Asia Times Online. The article, authored by NKIDP research assistant Yong Kwon, highlights the relevance of North Korea’s military provocations in 1968 for understanding the prospects for North Korea in the post-Kim Jong Il era.

NKIDP documents referenced in Financial Times article on North Korean nuclear program

Materials obtained and disseminated by the North Korea International Documentation Project were referred to in an article by Aidan Foster-Carter in the Financial Times.

NKIDP Coordinator James Person was interviewed by the Korean newspaper Focus

In the interview James Person suggested that based upon his research, Washington's reliance on Beijing to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis is a result of America's failure to understand North Korea.

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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