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Donga Ilbo and Joongang Ilbo publish articles on inter-Korean relations in the 1970s based on NKIDP documents

Nov 08, 2011
Donga Ilbo and Joongang Ilbo published articles on the inter-Korean economic competition in the 1970s based on newly published NKIDP documents. Based on conversations former North Korean leader Kim Il Sung had with his Romanian and Bulgarian counterparts, the articles reveal Kim's mistaken belief that DPRK's economy would never be overtaken by that of the ROK.

HAPP Director Christian Ostermann is featured in the Kyunghyang Shinmun

Oct 28, 2011
On October 24, 2011, Kyunghyang Shinmun, a South Korean newspaper, featured a report on the publication of The Rise and Fall of Détente on the Korean Peninsula, 1970-1974, the newest addition to the History and Public Policy Critical Oral History Conference Series.

Spring NKIDP Internship Opportunities

Oct 20, 2011
The North Korea International Documentation Project is currently accepting internship applications for Spring 2012.

NKIDP intern Charles Kraus is published in the Journal of Cold War Studies

Sep 07, 2011
The Bonds of Brotherhood: New Evidence on Sino–North Korean Exchanges, 1950–1954

CWIHP welcomes new Public Policy Scholar Shen Zhihua

Jul 18, 2011
CWIHP is pleased to welcome Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Shen Zhihua. His project is entitled "Uncertain Partners: A History of Sino-DPRK Relations, 1949-1992."

Cold War International History Project Senior Research Scholar Bernd Schaefer interviewed by DailyNK

Jun 02, 2011
Bernd Schaefer discussed the links between the North Korean security service and the East German Stasi in the 1980s, particularly in preparations for the Pyongyang World Festival of Youth and Students in 1989.

CWIHP Off-site Workshop

May 02, 2011
The workshop Interkit aims to shed new light on the mechanisms of cooperation and conflicts within the socialist world, and to answer the question: how differences in political and cultural traditions and geopolitical locations interacted under the influence of the Soviet Union.

NKIDP Coordinator James Person was interviewed by the Korean newspaper Focus

Mar 31, 2011
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.

NKIDP Senior Advisor Mitchell Lerner delivers talk on North Korea's military adventurism in the late 1960s

Feb 24, 2011
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.

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  • 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