Events

New Evidence on North Korea's Chollima Movement and First Five-Year Plan (1957-1961)

A collection of declassified archival documents on North Korea's Chollima Movement, compiled in preparation for the 10 February 2009 conference The 2009 'New DPRK Revolutionary Upsurge'--A Blast from the Past or a New Path?

New Evidence on Inter-Korean Relations, 1971-1972

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 Senior Advisor Mitchell Lerner is published in History News Network

on the value of the recent Wikileaks release of confidential embassy cables for our understanding of North Korea.

The 1967 Purge of the Gapsan Faction and Establishment of the Monolithic Ideological System

NKIDP e-Dossier no. 15, "The 1967 Purge of the Gapsan Faction and Establishment of the Monolithic Ideological System," draws on newly obtained and translated Romanian and East German documents to shed new light on the purge of the so-called Gapsan faction and establishment of the Monolithic Ideological System in 1967 by North Korean founding leader Kim Il Sung, events which continue to loom large over North Korea and suggest that the purge and execution of Jang Song Thaek should be analyzed primarily in the context of efforts to solidify the unitary leadership of Kim Jong Un.

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