NKIDP senior advisor and associate professor of history at The Ohio State University delivered a talk entitled "Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss: The United States and North Korea in the 1960's (and Beyond?)" at Brigham Young University's David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies on North Korea's military adventurism in the late 1960s.
The Yonhap News Agency and Joongang Daily carried articles on the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Korea Foundation and the Wilson Center establishing the KF Junior Scholars Program.
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.
An article carried in Korea's Donga Daily highlights new findings from a recently published NKIDP book, Crisis and Confrontation on the Korean Peninsula: 1968-1969 from the History and Public Policy Program Critical Oral History Conference Series.
NKIDP is pleased to announce its latest publication entitled, Crisis and Confrontation on the Korean Peninsula: 1968-1969, from the History and Public Policy Program's Critical Oral History Conference Book Series.
Schaefer described how in the wake of the North Vietnamese victory, North Korean leader Kim Il Sung sought Chinese assistance in reunifying the Korean peninsula by force after negotiations between North and South were halted.
Based on newly declassified East German, Romanian, and Bulgarian archival documents, Schaefer sheds light on the North Korean policy-making process during the brief period of inter-Korean détente in the early 1970s.
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.
Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; European Studies; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project