North Korea News

NKIDP welcomes new Korea Foundation Junior Scholar Yuree Kim

Feb 09, 2012
NKIDP is pleased to welcome Korea Foundation Junior Scholar Yuree Kim to the Woodrow Wilson Center . Her project is entitled The Influence of External Factors on the Reform and Opening in China and North Korea.

NKIDP and CWIHP welcome Wilson Center Korea Scholar Giwon Kwon

Feb 08, 2012
NKIDP and CWIHP are pleased to welcome Wilson Center Korea Scholar Giwon Kwon. His project is entitled The History of Inter-Korean Relations from the Late 1940s to the Present.

NKIDP Offsite Conference: “North Korea’s Cold War”

Jan 27, 2012
The North Korea International Documentation Project and The Ohio State University are pleased to announce an upcoming conference entitled North Korea’s Cold War.

CWIHP and NKIDP welcomes new Public Policy Scholar Sang Yoon Ma

Jan 09, 2012
CWIHP and NKIDP are pleased to welcome Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Sang Yoon Ma. His project is entitled "U.S. Cold War Strategy and the Question of Democracy in South Korea, 1961-1972."

NKIDP e-Dossier on Kim Jong Il's rise to power featured on Korean news

Jan 05, 2012
An article published by Yonhap News on December 26, 2011 citied NKIDP e-Dossier No. 4, “The Rise of Kim Jong Il - Evidence from East German Archives,” which featured East German archival documents on the succession of Kim Jong Il in the 1970s uncovered for NKIDP by Cold War International History Project Senior Scholar Bernd Schaefer.

NKIDP Working Paper cited on Asia Times Online

Jan 05, 2012
NKIDP senior adviser and Ohio State University Associate Professor of History Mitchell Lerner’s working paper “Mostly Propaganda in Nature: Kim Il Sung, the Juche ideology, and the Second Korean War” was recently cited in an article on Asia Times Online. The article, authored by NKIDP research assistant Yong Kwon, highlights the relevance of North Korea’s military provocations in 1968 for understanding the prospects for North Korea in the post-Kim Jong Il era.

Romanian document confirms North Korea sent troops to Vietnam

Dec 05, 2011
A newly released Romanian document indicates that North Korea dispatched personnel to Vietnam to carry out psychological warfare against the nearly 313,000 South Korean troops sent to fight against the North Vietnamese between 1965 and 1973.

NKIDP e-Dossier no. 2 “North Korean Pilots in the Skies over Vietnam” in the Media

Dec 05, 2011
Roundup of news articles reporting on NKIDP e-Dossier No. 2 from media outlets in Korea and across Asia (includes both English and Korean articles). UPDATE: New Vietnamese news coverage added.

Donga Ilbo and Joongang Ilbo publish articles on inter-Korean relations in the 1970s based on NKIDP documents

Nov 08, 2011
Donga Ilbo and Joongang Ilbo published articles on the inter-Korean economic competition in the 1970s based on newly published NKIDP documents. Based on conversations former North Korean leader Kim Il Sung had with his Romanian and Bulgarian counterparts, the articles reveal Kim's mistaken belief that DPRK's economy would never be overtaken by that of the ROK.

HAPP Director Christian Ostermann is featured in the Kyunghyang Shinmun

Oct 28, 2011
On October 24, 2011, Kyunghyang Shinmun, a South Korean newspaper, featured a report on the publication of The Rise and Fall of Détente on the Korean Peninsula, 1970-1974, the newest addition to the History and Public Policy Critical Oral History Conference Series.

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