News

Yonhap News and Joongang Daily report on the signing of the memorandum of understanding between the Korea Foundation and the Wilson Center

Jan 13, 2011
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.

Wilson Center and Korea Foundation Establish Junior Scholar Program

Jan 11, 2011
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.

NKIDP research assistant published on Asia Times Online

Jan 08, 2011
Arguing that the North Korean regime understands and exploits international diplomatic norms.

Donga Daily article covers release of NKIDP Critical Oral History Conference transcript

Jan 07, 2011
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.

New NKIDP publication: "Crisis and Confrontation on the Korean Peninsula, 1968-1969: A Critical Oral History"

Jan 01, 2011
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.

Bernd Schaefer Interviewed by VOA about NKIDP Working Paper #2, "Overconfidence Shattered: North Korean Unification Policy, 1971-1975."

Dec 16, 2010
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.

NKIDP is pleased to announce the publication of Working Paper #3, "'Mostly Propaganda in Nature:' Kim Il Sung, the Juche Ideology, and the Second Korean War" by Mitchell Lerner

Dec 16, 2010
Based on newly declassified Czech, (East) German, Russian, and Hungarian archival documents, Lerner explores the origins of North Korea's military adventurism in the late 1960s.

NKIDP releases Working Paper #2, "Overconfidence Shattered: North Korean Unification Policy, 1971 -1975" by Bernd Schaefer

Dec 10, 2010
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.

NKIDP receives over 2,000 pages of new Romanian documents on the inner-workings and foreign relations of North Korea in the 1960s and 1970s.

Dec 10, 2010
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.

NKIDP Senior Advisor Mitchell Lerner is published in History News Network

Dec 06, 2010
on the value of the recent Wikileaks release of confidential embassy cables for our understanding of North Korea.

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Experts & Staff

  • 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