Modern Korean History News

Why the U.S. Should Give Pyongyang Breathing Space

Apr 02, 2013
North Korea's provocative behavior may be part of a larger effort to break out of diplomatic isolation and economic dependency on China by pressuring Washington to return to the negotiating table. Commentary co-authored by Jane Harman, Robert Hathaway, and James Person.

Extensive Collection of Declassified Materials Now Accessible, Searchable in New Digital Archive

Mar 28, 2013
The Wilson Center today launched a new Digital Archive of declassified official documents from nearly 100 different archives in dozens of different countries that provide fresh, unprecedented insights into the history of international relations and diplomacy.The new website features uniquely powerful new search tools, an intuitive user-interface, and new educational resources such as timelines, analysis from leading experts, and biographies of significant historical figures.

New Documents on the Two Koreas and the Third World

Mar 28, 2013
Documents recently obtained and translated by the North Korea International Documentation Project depict in vivid detail the struggle between North Korea and South Korea to gain diplomatic recognition across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

NKIDP documents referenced in Financial Times article on North Korean nuclear program

Feb 21, 2013
Materials obtained and disseminated by the North Korea International Documentation Project were referred to in an article by Aidan Foster-Carter in the Financial Times.

News Digest for NKIDP e-Dossier no. 13

Jan 18, 2013
NKIDP e-Dossier no. 13, “North Korean Perspectives on the Overthrow of Syngman Rhee," was reported widely upon the South Korean media.

Jane Harman and James Person on North Korea's Missile Launch

Dec 18, 2012
Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO of the Wilson Center, and James Person, NKIDP Coordinator, write in the LA Times that a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the West Coast of the United States may be available to North Korea in the near future.

Senior Research Scholar Bernd Schaefer Quoted in Der Spiegel on North Korea's Missile Launch

Dec 17, 2012
CWIHP Senior Research Scholar Bernd Schaefer was quoted in an article appearing in Der Spiegel on North Korea's recent missile launch.

NKIDP in the Media, November 2012

Nov 29, 2012
A media round up of recent articles in the Korean press discussing materials obtained and released by, as well as events hosted by, the Wilson Center's North Korea International Documentation Project.

Save the Date: Regional Dynamics and Inter-Korean Relations, Past and Present, November 27, 2012

Nov 06, 2012
Supported by the Korean Ministry of Unification, the Wilson Center will host "Regional Dynamics and Inter-Korean Relations, Past and Present" on November 27, 2012, an event which seeks to bring a broader historical perspective to current issues affecting inter-Korean relations by conveying the importance of deep historical continuities on the Korean Peninsula.

NKIDP materials continue to inform discussion of inter-Korean relations in South Korea

Oct 22, 2012
Documents on the inter-Korean dialogue in the 1970s released by NKIDP continue to be cited by Korean scholars, who are now questioning North Korea’s recent attacks on the Yushin constitution in light of the fact that there were no criticisms at the time Yushin was declared in 1972.

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