North Korea’s recent warnings to diplomats and foreigners living in Pyongyang that their safety cannot be guaranteed because of the tense situation on the Korean Peninsula are not unprecedented. Documents obtained and translated by the North Korea International Documentation Project (NKIDP) reveal that North Korea has issued similar warnings during past crises in Korea.
A newly assembled collection of documents from the former communist world provides a historical record of North Korea's policies of brinkmanship and military adventurism.
Call for Papers “International Forum for Postdoctoral Scholars in Cold War International History Studies"Apr 04, 2013
To foster the growth of emerging talents in conducting advanced research in Cold War history in China, East China Normal University will hold an “International Forum for Postdoctoral Scholars in Cold War International History Studies.” The forum will be at the East China Normal University campus at the Northern Zhongshan Road (Zhongshan Beilu), Shanghai. The forum will focus on the theme of “Cold War international history.” Its goal is to provide Chinese and foreign postdoctoral scholars in the field with an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge researches, expand their own scholarly vistas, and carry out in-depth dialogs.
The new collection covers the full swath of South African nuclear history, from the origins of the country’s nuclear energy research in the 1950s, through the early 1990s when it announced the existence and subsequent destruction of its nuclear program.
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.
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.
Today’s nuclear policy challenges have deep roots in the past. Hence, international history of nuclear weapons proliferation does have the potential to play a role in aiding policy-making. Towards this goal, following the invitation of the Center for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH Zurich, NPIHP partners, experts and policy people from all around the world traveled to Vienna, Austria, on February 1, 2013, for a one-day workshop. The participants had the opportunity to discuss the results of the historical research conducted so far within the project and work towards better understanding the wider implications of historical work for the policy context. The meeting greatly benefited from the gracious hosting by NPIHP's partners at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP).
HAPP is pleased to welcome Enrico Fardella, Beijing University, and Ruud van Dijk, University of Amsterdam, to the Wilson Center.
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.
Ryoo Kihl-Jae, former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar and long-time partner of the North Korea International Documentation Project, was nominated as the next Minister of Unification of the Republic of Korea by President-elect Park Geun-hye.