NKIDP releases Working Paper #2, "Overconfidence Shattered: North Korean Unification Policy, 1971 -1975" by Bernd Schaefer

Dec 10, 2010

NKIDP is pleased to announce the publication of Working Paper #2, "Overconfidence Shattered: North Korean Reunification Policy, 1971-1975" by Bernd Schaefer. Based on newly declassified East German, Romanian, and Bulgarian archival documents, Schaefer sheds light on the North Korean policy-making process during the brief period of inter-Korean détente in the early 1970s.

The Working Paper includes an extensive appendix of translated East German and Romanian archival documents.

Bernd Schaefer is a senior scholar with the Woodrow Wilson Center's Cold War International History Project, an associate with the Parallel History Project, and former research fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington. Dr. Schaefer's publications include "North Korean "Adventurism" and China's Long Shadow, 1966-1972" (CWIHP Working Paper No. 44).

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