Modern Korean History

North Korea's American Allies

NKIDP e-Dossier no. 18

North Korea's American Allies:

DPRK Public Diplomacy and the American-Korean Friendship and Information Center, 1971-1976

By Brandon Gauthier
January 2015

Japan’s Relations with the Korean Peninsula, 1975

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Save the Date: IFES-WWICS Washington Forum on Korea Friday December 5, 2014


The 2014 IFES-WWICS Washington Forum on Korea
Friday, December 5, 2014

11:45am - 1:00pm  Luncheon

1:15pm - 3:00pm  Marketization, Social Change, and the Impact of the Korean Wave in North Korea:

U.S.-Korea Relations in Public Diplomacy

Public opinion is playing an ever-increasing role in forging diplomatic ties, including relations between the United States and Korea. Public diplomacy between and within the two countries, and the role the media plays in shaping foreign policy will be assessed in a joint conference with Ewha Womans University and the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Two panel discussions, one on national images in different cultures and one on the role of the media in the U.S.-Korea alliance, will be held.

North Korean War Orphans in Transnational Educational Exchange

Photo courtesy of Edward Jędral

Contested Institution, Państwowy Ośrodek Wychowawczy* no. 2 (POW no.2):
The Identity Formation of North Korean War Orphans in Transnational Educational Exchange

Declassified Documents on Korean Armistice Agreement Featured on the Digital Archive

Sixty-one years ago this week, the 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice, with neither side legitimately able to claim outright victory. When the armistice was signed on 27 July 1953, talks had already dragged on for more than two years. Issues such as the line of demarcation were agreed upon early in the negotiations by military commanders from North Korea and China on one side, and the United States on the other. Yet, for over a year-and-a-half, talks became ensnared on the exchange of prisoners of war.

Critical Oral History

Critical Oral History Conference Series

HAPP Documents cited in UN Report on Human Rights in North Korea

Documents from the archives of North Korea’s former communist allies, obtained, translated, and disseminated by the Wilson Center's North Korea International Documentation Project (NKIDP), were quoted from and cited ten times in the United Nations report on human rights in North Korea, released in February 2014.