Modern Korean History News

Database on Inter-Korean Relations

Apr 15, 2013
Using fresh and policy-relevant historical data, the Database on Inter-Korean Relations informs and supports current and future efforts to reunify peacefully the Korean Peninsula and achieve reconciliation in post-unification Korea.

North Korea warned foreigners during Pueblo crisis, too

Apr 08, 2013
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.

North Korea's Brinkmanship in Historical Perspective

Apr 05, 2013
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.

Extensive Collection of Declassified Materials Now Accessible, Searchable in New Digital Archive

Mar 28, 2013
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.

New Documents on the Two Koreas and the Third World

Mar 28, 2013
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.

NKIDP documents referenced in Financial Times article on North Korean nuclear program

Feb 21, 2013
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.

News Digest for NKIDP e-Dossier no. 13

Jan 18, 2013
NKIDP e-Dossier no. 13, “North Korean Perspectives on the Overthrow of Syngman Rhee," was reported widely upon the South Korean media.

Jane Harman and James Person on North Korea's Missile Launch

Dec 18, 2012
Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO of the Wilson Center, and James Person, NKIDP Coordinator, write in the LA Times that a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the West Coast of the United States may be available to North Korea in the near future.

Senior Research Scholar Bernd Schaefer Quoted in Der Spiegel on North Korea's Missile Launch

Dec 17, 2012
CWIHP Senior Research Scholar Bernd Schaefer was quoted in an article appearing in Der Spiegel on North Korea's recent missile launch.

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