Modern Korean History

Sanctions Not Effective, Diplomatic Efforts Needed to Break Vicious Cycle

Deputy Director for the History and Public Policy Program and coordinator of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy James Person was interviewed by Yonhap News after a recent North Korean nuclear test. The original article can be viewed on Yonhap's website.

Workshop on the Cold War and the Two Koreas Event Summary

On April 19, 2016, the Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program and Kyungnam University celebrated their ten year partnership by convening a day-long workshop on “The Cold War and the Two Koreas.” Bringing together scholars from the U.S., South Korea, and Europe, the workshop showcased groundbreaking new research on the foreign policies and domestic politics of the two Koreas since 1945.

Sino-DPRK Relations and Kim Il Sung’s Militant Strategy, 1965-1967

NKIDP e-Dossier no. 20

Whose War Plan Was It? Sino-DPRK Relations and Kim Il Sung’s Militant Strategy, 1965-1967

by Balázs Szalontai
April 2016

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.


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.


Internships with the Cold War International History Project

Spring Semester Application Deadline is 15 November 2018