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The 1967 Purge of the Gapsan Faction and Establishment of the Monolithic Ideological System

NKIDP e-Dossier no. 15, "The 1967 Purge of the Gapsan Faction and Establishment of the Monolithic Ideological System," draws on newly obtained and translated Romanian and East German documents to shed new light on the purge of the so-called Gapsan faction and establishment of the Monolithic Ideological System in 1967 by North Korean founding leader Kim Il Sung, events which continue to loom large over North Korea and suggest that the purge and execution of Jang Song Thaek should be analyzed primarily in the context of efforts to solidify the unitary leadership of Kim Jong Un.

Woodrow Wilson Center Seeks Nominations for the Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Award for 2009

WASHINGTON – The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is welcoming nominations for the 2009 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Award.

New Research Blog on Cold War Radar Stations

Apprehending the Unseen, a new blog created by Steven Leech, chronicles his research on the ethnography of former Cold War radar infrastructure in the UK

NKIDP materials continue to inform discussion of inter-Korean relations in South Korea

Documents on the inter-Korean dialogue in the 1970s released by NKIDP continue to be cited by Korean scholars, who are now questioning North Korea’s recent attacks on the Yushin constitution in light of the fact that there were no criticisms at the time Yushin was declared in 1972.

Recent Trends in the Study of Cold War History in China

The first in a series of Occasional Papers published through the ECNU-WWICS Cold War Studies Initiative, "Recent Trends" surveys the most up-to-date scholarship on the Cold War being produced by Chinese scholars and argues that the study of Cold War history in China has continued to evolve and improve over the last decade and particularly over the last five years.

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