The NKIDP Document Reader Series provides speedy access to samplings of translated documents in the Project's massive collection of declassified materials on the inner-workings and foreign relations of North Korea from the archives of Pyongyang's former communist allies.
The NKIDP Document Reader Series is edited by James F. Person and is supported generously by the Korea Foundation and private donations from individuals and corporations.
NKIDP e-Dossier no. 11, "Explaining North Korean Migration to China," is introduced by Hazel Smith and features 11 translated Chinese documents which provide a window into historical cases of legal and illegal migration between the DPRK and China.
In the interview James Person suggested that based upon his research, Washington's reliance on Beijing to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis is a result of America's failure to understand North Korea.
The Western world knows little about the leadership and political system of North Korea, a nation high on the world's radar. By disseminating newly obtained archival materials and conducting conferences, the Wilson Center's North Korea International Documentation Project works to help fill this informational void.
NKIDP e-Dossier no. 13, "North Korean Perspectives on the Overthrow of Syngman Rhee, 1960," is introduced by Jong-dae Shin, Christian F. Ostermann, and James Person and features twenty translated documents cataloging North Korea’s immediate responses to the April 19 Revolution in South Korea and how the DPRK attempted to take advantage of the events which ultimately led to the resignation of President Syngman Rhee.