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.
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.
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.
CWIHP is pleased to announce new ECNU Scholar Youzhen Xu. Her project while at the center is entited "Behind the Deadlock: The U.S., the PRC, the U.K. and the Issue of the POWs during the Korean War." Youzhen will be in residence from December 2011 - March 2012.