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“Rogue States” and the United States: An Historical Perspective

The term “rogue states” entered the U.S. foreign policy lexicon after the Cold War to designate regimes that employed terrorism as an instrument of state policy and attempted to acquire weapons of mass destruction in pursuit of policy goals. Named to the core group were Iraq, Libya, Iran, and North Korea. Iraq and Libya have since experienced U.S.-directed or U.S.-assisted regime change. What are the implications for the ongoing challenges to international order and American security posed by Iran and North Korea?

Off-site Event: Report on a Visit to North Korea

The North Korea International Documentation Project in collaboration with the Weatherhead East Asian Institute presents "Report on a Visit to North Korea" with Charles Armstrong, Director, Center for Korean Research, Columbia University; Abraham Kim, Vice President, Korea Economic Institute; and James Person, Program Associate, North Korea International Documentation Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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

NKIDP is pleased to announce that an article by NKIDP intern Charles Kraus has been published in the latest issue of the Journal of Cold War Studies, (Volume 13, Number 3, Summer 2011, pp. 27-51). Utilizing recently declassified documents from the Chinese Foreign Ministry Archive, Bonds of Brotherhood explores bilateral relations between China and North Korea during the Korean War.

Korea Foundation Junior Scholars Program is featured in the Korean-language version of the Economist

NKIDP is pleased to announce that the Wilson Center's new Korea Foundation Junior Scholar Program is featured in the Korean-language version of the Economist. The article highlights the Korea Foundation's longstanding partnership with the Wilson Center as well as CWIHP and NKIDP being famous for its research on Cold War history.  

A Changing North Korea? A Trip Report

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' North Korea International Documentation Project and the Korea Economic Institute of America will co-host a briefing on the recent trip of a group of U.S.-based scholars of modern Korean politics and history to North Korea. Charles Armstrong, director of the Center for Korean Studies at Columbia University, Abraham Kim, vice president of the Korea Economic Institute, and James F.

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