A new collection of archival materials from South Korea, Romania, (East) Germany and Bulgaria which shed new light upon the 1971-1972 North-South dialogue.
NKIDP e-Dossier no. 12, "The Cuban Missile Crisis and the Origins of North Korea’s Policy of Self-Reliance in National Defense," is introduced by James F. Person and features 6 translated documents which demonstrate how the Cuban Missile Crisis transformed North Korea’s relations with Moscow and Beijing and nudged the country down a path of unsustainable military buildup that, in part, resulted in a nuclear weapons program and was responsible for the country’s economic difficulties in later decades.
NKIDP is pleased to announce the publication of Working Paper No. 1, Juche and North Korea's Global Aspirations, by Charles K. Armstrong.