Modern Korean History

Brothers at War: The Unending Conflict in Korea

Sixty years after North Korean troops crossed the 38th parallel into South Korea, the Korean War has not yet ended. Sheila Miyoshi Jager presents the first comprehensive history of this misunderstood war, one that risks involving the world’s superpowers—again. Her sweeping narrative ranges from the middle of the Second World War—when Korean independence was fiercely debated between Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill—to the present day, as North Korea, with China’s aid, stockpiles nuclear weapons while starving its people.

Woodrow Wilson Center and Korean National Assembly Sign MoU

On Thursday, August 1st, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Korean National Assembly to promote collaboration, joint activities, and exchange of scholars. Secretary General Jin Suk Chung and a delegation from the National Assembly visited the Wilson Center for the signing ceremony.   

NKIDP Releases New Collection of Documents on Korean War Armistice

Sixty 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.

Donga Daily Carries Profile of NKIDP Coordinator James Person

Donga Daily recently carried a profile of NKIDP Coordinator James Person, highlighting Person's research on the origins and evolution of North Korea’s Juche ideology as well as the recent work of NKIDP.

NKIDP Senior Adviser Mitchell Lerner Publishes on Sino-North Korean Relations in The Diplomat

NKIDP Senior Adviser Mitchell Lerner has published an article in The Diplomat entitled "Why China Is Not the Solution to the Korean Crisis."

2013 IFES-WWICS Washington Forum on Korea

2013 IFES-WWICS Washington Forum on Korea

Friday, June 14, 2013
Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor

The 2013 IFES-WWICS Washington Forum on Korea featured a keynote address by Ambassador Glyn Davies, U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy, a roundtable on leadership changes in East Asia, luncheon remarks by the Honorable Jae Kyu Park and Ambassador Ho-Young Ahn, and a panel discussion on North Korea’s crisis diplomacy.

South Korea and the U.S. Pivot to Asia

South Korea and the U.S. Rebalance Toward Asia

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