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China – North Korea Relations: The Perspective From Pyongyang

Recently, we presented a discussion of China-North Korea relations with the help of Kissinger Institute Director, Robert Daly. In this episode of Wilson Center NOW, we shift gears and examine the relationship from the perspective of Pyongyang with an assist from James Person, coordinator of the North Korea International Documentation Project.

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New Tension: Understanding the China-North Korea Relationship

Recent moves by North Korea have created a spike in tensions and have led to calls for China to exert its influence on Pyongyang. But is that a realistic request? What is the nature of the relationship between China and North Korea? And does China really have significant influence on the actions of the government of Kim Jong-un? Those questions and more are addressed in this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.

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Internships with the Cold War International History Project

Fall Semester Application Deadline is 15 July 2019

Program Intern (Cold War History)

Call Number: WC-CWIHP-FA2017-I-18
 

Background

The Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) at the Woodrow Wilson Center accepts internship applications throughout the year. The summer semester deadline in 30 March, the fall semester deadline is 15 July, and the spring semester deadline is 15 November.

Northeast Asian Dynamism and the U.S.-R.O.K. Alliance: Past, Present, Future

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars & the East Asia Foundation

Seeking Historical Reconciliation: The U.S. Role in Fostering Relations Between Japan and South Korea

Democratic ideals and cultural exchanges among nations have been seen as effective tools to encourage reconciliation between former adversaries. But that seemingly has not been the case in relations between Japan and South Korea, even if democratic values are shared. Wilson Center Fellow and Waseda University professor Toyomi Asano notes that it is important to share memories of the United States-led process of decolonization after the Japanese Empire’s defeat.

Contested Memories and Reconciliation Challenges: Japan and the Asia-Pacific on the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II

The eyes and ears of much of Asia will be on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when he delivers a speech in August 2015 to commemorate 70 years since the end of World War II. It will undoubtedly be the most scrutinized of Abe’s public addresses to date, a fact that has not escaped the Prime Minister’s Office as experts have been assembled months in advance to advise him on the broader strategy and the appropriate wording for the occasion. 

Ship of Miracles: Korea 1950

In December of 1950, the crew of the SS Meredith Victory, a modestly-sized Merchant Marine ship, performed what the Guinness Book of World Records refers to as “the greatest rescue operation ever by a single ship.” The crew of the, “Ship of Miracles,” as is came to be known, evacuated 14,000 refugees using a vessel designed and equipped to carry a tiny fraction of that number. One of the last surviving members of the crew, Admiral J.

Still Cozy After All These Years

Sixty-five years ago, on June 25, 1950, the Soviet-equipped North Korean army struck south of the 38th parallel. The ensuing three years of seesaw warfare turned much of the Korean Peninsula into ashes: Up to 3 million Koreans were killed or wounded before the two sides signed a cease-fire in July 1953. Millions more were left to pick up pieces of their shattered, divided lives.

2015 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research.

The Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR) is a four-day seminar in which Ph.D. students receive training in conducting archival research from world-class faculty, researchers, archivists, and publishers. Although archival research is an integral part of many academic disciplines, it is virtually never taught at the graduate level. In an effort to address this deficiency, the George Washington University began the Summer Institute in 2003.

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