North Korea

Wilson Center-Kyungnam University Workshop on Contemporary Korean History

An invitation-only workshop co-organized by: the History and Public Policy Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, University of North Korean Studies, Kyungnam University

"Inside North Korea's Dynasty" Documentary Series Premieres on National Geographic TV

The documentary series "Inside North Korea's Dynasty" premiered on Sunday November 11, 2018 on the National Geographic Channel in the U.S.  The four episode series, created by 72 Films and executive produced by David Glover and Mark Raphael explores the family at the center of "the world's only communist dynasty."  

U.S.-China Competition and Implications for the Korean Peninsula

On September 13, 2018 Asia Program Director Abraham M. Denmark spoke at the Seoul Defense Dialogue 2018 for Plenary Session II: Strategic Balance in Northeast Asia: Cooperation and Confidence Building.  Below are his prepared remarks.


US-China Competition and Implications for the Korean Peninsula

2018 Korea Global Forum

A New Path Forward: Charting a Roadmap to Peace on the Korean Peninsula

Last year, tensions between the United States and North Korea brought the Korean Peninsula to brink of war. North Korea’s Kim Jong Un ramped up testing of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles designed to strike the American heartland. President Donald Trump threatened “fire and fury” in response to Pyongyang’s defiance.

North Korea and the Stasi Archives

East German Stasi files from the 1980s paint a contradictory picture of ideological discord and solidarity, while also revealing North Korea’s reactions to a rapidly changing world

When looking over the existing research on North Korean history, one will discover a relatively low number of studies dealing with the 1980s, especially in the Western literature.

Previewing Secretary Pompeo's North Korea Trip

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we discuss the latest in ongoing negotiations between the Trump administration and North Korea on denuclearization. Jean H. Lee, Director of the Wilson Center’s Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy, previews Secretary of State Pompeo’s upcoming fourth visit to North Korea.

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A Misunderstood Friendship: Mao Zedong, Kim Il-Sung, and Sino-North Korean Relations, 1949-1976

Today, the People's Republic of China is North Korea's only ally on the world stage, a tightly knit relationship that goes back decades.

The Storied Past of 'Denuclearization'

The word is not unique to the Korean Peninsula, but could achieve new significance because of it.

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