The Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a Modern Korean History Summer Teaching Institute from July 23 through July 26, 2012, for 10 to 15 high school educators.
NKIDP e-Dossier No. 1, "Did Stalin Lure the United States into the Korean War? New Evidence on the Origins of the Korean War," features a telegram from Stalin to Czechoslovakian President Klement Gottwald which raises new questions about the origins of the Korean War. Did Stalin purposefully seek to entangle the United States in a military conflict on the Korean Peninsula? Did Stalin expect an intervention by the Chinese communists from virtually the beginning of the conflict? Two experts, Donggil Kim and William Stueck, provide an initial assessment of this potentially significant new finding.
A recent article in the Dong-a Ilbo cites evidence obtained and disseminated by NKIDP to explain why North Korea did not criticize South Korea following the declaration of the Yushin Constitution in October 1972.
The collection brings together minutes of conversations between North Korean leaders and Romanian officials with daily communications from the Romanian embassy in Pyongyang between the critical period 1966-1968.
The Center for Cold War International History Studies, East China Normal University, is seeking paper proposals for a conference on "Relations between China and States on its Periphery during the Cold War" to be held in Shanghai fall 2013.
CWIHP Working Paper #47 by Sergey S. Radchenko