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Robert Litwak on the North Korean and Iranian Nuclear Programs

Jan 21, 2016
Vice President for Scholars and Director of International Security Studies

The Case for a Two-Track U.S. Approach to North Korea

Jan 20, 2016
Robert Daly writes that, whether through sanctions or dialogue, the United States should be prepared to act with and without China.

Did North Korea Detonate a Hydrogen Bomb?

Jan 06, 2016
Nuclear proliferation expert Robert Litwak analyzes North Korea’s claim that it successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb.

For the U.S., Few Options to Address North Korea’s Nuclear Program

Jan 06, 2016
North Korea’s claim that it has tested a hydrogen bomb produces another major foreign policy challenge for the Obama administration, which has few means to address it.

Historic 'Comfort Women' Agreement Still Requires Action

Dec 29, 2015
Expectations are high in Seoul and Tokyo that Monday’s landmark agreement to resolve the “comfort women” issue will allow South Korea and Japan to restore and further bilateral relations. The agreement is significant for Korea in that it promises to provide the recognition and compensation victims have long sought.

Apply for the 2016 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research

Dec 16, 2015
Graduate students are now invited to apply for the 2016 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR), a four-day training seminar led by world-class faculty, researchers, archivists, and publishers.
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Ship of Miracles: Korea 1950

Jun 30, 2015
In December of 1950, the crew of the SS Meredith Victory performed what the Guinness Book of World Records refers to as “the greatest rescue operation ever by a single ship.” One of the last surviving members of the crew, Admiral J. Robert Lunney, recounts the unlikely and amazing journey that ended when 14,000 refugees, and 5 babies born during the voyage, safely arrived on the island of Koje Do.

Still Cozy After All These Years

Jun 25, 2015
"Sixty-five years after the Korean War, North Korea is more to Beijing than just a security buffer and an economic appendage of China’s insatiable economy. It is the battleground where China took on mighty America and wrestled it to a stalemate. Yes, at high cost, but according to the party, in the service of just causes: China’s greatness and the longevity of the CCP," write Masuda Hajimu and Sergey Radchenko.

Wilson Center Announces New Center for Korean History and Public Policy

Jun 12, 2015
The Woodrow Wilson Center announces the establishment of a new Hyundai Motor–Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy. The Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy will provide a coherent, long-term platform for improving historical understanding of Korea and framing the public policy debate on the Korean Peninsula in the United States and beyond.

2015 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research Recap

Jun 08, 2015
From May 26 through May 29, 2015, the Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program convened the 2015 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR). Organized in cooperation with The George Washington University, SICAR provided training to 25 up-and-coming historians, political scientists, and international relations specialists in the theory and practice of archival research.

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