Modern Korean History Publications

North Vietnam's "Talk-Fight" Strategy and the 1968 Peace Negotiations with the United States

Apr 16, 2012
CWIHP is pleased to announce the addition of 13 new documents to its online Digital Archive. In CWIHP e-Dossier No. 33, the newly translated documents reveal the Vietnamese Communist Party's "Talk-Fight" negotiation strategy, first described by First Secretary Le Duan in a 1965 speech and put into action during initial 1968 peace talks.

The Rise of Kim Jong Il - Evidence from East German Archives

Dec 21, 2011
NKIDP e-Dossier No. 4, "The Rise of Kim Jong Il - Evidence from East German Archives," was released in the wake of Kim Jong Il's death and features four East German documents which reveal that the late North Korean leader had been groomed from as early as 1974 to take over the helm of the North Korean state.

Sport and Politics on the Korean Peninsula - North Korea and the 1988 Seoul Olympics

Dec 12, 2011
NKIDP e-Dossier No. 3, "Sport and Politics on the Korean Peninsula - North Korea and the 1988 Seoul Olympics," includes sixty documents on North Korea’s efforts to co-host the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Featuring an introduction by Sergey Radchenko, the documents offer an unprecedented window into North Korea's negotiating strategies and shed new light on inter-Korean relations and the DPRK’s foreign relations at the end of the Cold War.

North Korean Pilots in the Skies over Vietnam

Dec 01, 2011
NKIDP e-Dossier No. 2, "North Korean Pilots in the Skies over Vietnam," is introduced Merle Pribbenow, a former CIA Vietnamese language specialist, and features two translated Vietnamese documents which provide details on North Korea's assistance to North Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

After Detente: The Korean Peninsula, 1973-1976

Nov 16, 2011
A collection of archival documents on inter-Korean, US-ROK and DPRK-Communist bloc relations from 1973 to 1976 compiled in preparation for the 31 October - 1 November 2011 conference "After Detente: The Korean Peninsula, 1973-1976."

The Rise and Fall of Détente on the Korean Peninsula, 1970-1974

Oct 25, 2011
"The Rise and Fall of Détente on the Korean Peninsula, 1970-1974" features the transcript of the second in a series of critical oral history conferences jointly convened by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ North Korea International Documentation Project and the University of North Korean Studies and a selection of primary source documents.

Juche and North Korea’s Global Aspirations

Jul 07, 2011
NKIDP Working Paper #1, “Juche and North Korea’s Global Aspirations,” written by Charles K. Armstrong, follows North Korea’s expansion of diplomatic and economic ties both within and outside of the socialist bloc from the late 1960s into the early 1980s.
Regime Change: U.S. Strategy through the Prism of 9/11 by Robert S. Litwak

Regime Change: U.S. Strategy through the Prism of 9/11

May 01, 2007
Regime Change examines the contrasting precedents set with Iraq and Libya and analyzes the pressing crises with North Korea and Iran. This compelling book clarifies and critiques the terms in which today’s vital foreign policy and security debate is being conducted.
Kim Il Sung in the Khrushchev Era: Soviet-DPRK Relations and the Roots of North Korean Despotism, 1953-1964 by Balázs Szalontai

Kim Il Sung in the Khrushchev Era: Soviet-DPRK Relations and the Roots of North Korean Despotism, 1953-1964

Oct 01, 2005
Concentrating on the years 1953–64, Kim Il Sung in the Khrushchev Era describes how North Korea became more despotic even as other Communist countries underwent de-Stalinization.

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