Events

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Work in Progress Presentation: U.S. Policy Toward Trade Liberalization, Sino-American Economic Relations, and China's Road to "Reform and Opening," 1969-1976

February 17, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
On April 14th, 1971, President Richard Nixon announced an end to the U.S.-led embargo on the People's Republic of China, a step which marked the beginning of Sino-American economic normalization and a new direction for U.S. foreign policy despite the absence of diplomatic relations with Beijing. During a work in progress presentation, Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Dai Chaowu assessed the U.S. policy toward trade liberalization as an important element in Nixon's diplomacy and as a critical means of turning détente into a practical reality.
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Is Status Quo Destiny? China's Interests in Post-Kim Dynasty Korea

January 24, 2011 // 10:00am11:15am
Based on newly declassified Czech, (East) German, Russian, and Hungarian archival documents, Lerner explores the origins of North Korea's military adventurism in the late 1960s.
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Revisiting History: North Korea and Nuclear Weapons

November 03, 2010 // 4:00pm5:15pm
For most American observers, the North Korea (DPRK) nuclear issue begins in the late 1980s and early 1990s, as leaders in Pyongyang, faced with the loss of their Cold War alliance relationships and confronting unparalleled challenges to the survival of the regime, sought security through pursuit of nuclear weapons and diplomatic breakthroughs with the United States.
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The Korean Workers' Party Third Conference: What Is It All About?

October 01, 2010 // 3:30pm5:00pm
On September 28, the ruling Korean Workers' Party (KWP) convened its Third Conference in Pyongyang. The political gathering was used as a platform to unveil a number of leadership changes, including the appointment of Kim Jong Il's third son, Kim Jong Eun, as a Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission.
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Knowing the North: Intelligence and Intentions of the DPRK

September 08, 2010 // 3:30pm5:30pm
How well do we know North Korea? Amid speculation on political succession, the question of Pyongyang's nuclear intentions and capabilities, and North Korean brinkmanship, how can we be certain that the conclusions we reach about the North's intentions are sound? How do we assess the quality of our intelligence sources, given the opacity of the regime?

New Documents and New Histories: Twenty-First Century Perspectives on the Korean War (Off-site Event)

June 16, 2010 // 2:00pm6:15pm
Document Release: CD-ROMs containing the newly released documents will be distributed at the press conference and the conference.
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A European Perspective on the Current Situation in the DPRK

May 06, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
"As long as China does not fundamentally change its strategic view on the Korean Peninsula," observed Dr. Berhnard Seliger, resident representative of the Hanns Seidel Foundation's Seoul office, "a collapse propelled by the economy is unlikely." With only a minimum amount of income necessary to sustain the North Korean regime, talk of its demise is premature.
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CANCELED: The 1968 Pueblo Incident and the Origins of North Korea's Military Adventurism: Objectives and Lessons Learned

February 10, 2010 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Based on newly available documentation from the archives of North Korea's former communist allies, panelists will discuss the January 1968 North Korean seizure of the intelligence-collecting ship USS Pueblo and the lessons learned from the eleven months of negotiations over the release of the ship's 82 surviving crewmembers.
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Incheon's Unique Urban Development Vision and the Incheon Free Economic Zone

February 04, 2010 // 1:00pm2:00pm
Ahn Sang-Soo, Mayor, Incheon Metropolitan City, Republic of Korea

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Experts & Staff

  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • James Person // Deputy Director, History and Public Policy Program; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Charles Kraus // Program Assistant
  • Roy O. Kim // Program Assistant