A weak state by many measures, North Korea has managed to survive while other regimes have fallen. To many, the nation remains a seemingly impenetrable mystery when it comes to understanding motivations and behavior. But historian Charles Armstrong believes the near opposite is true.
The Yonhap News Agency and Joongang Daily carried articles on the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Korea Foundation and the Wilson Center establishing the KF Junior Scholars Program.
The Cold War International History Project is currently accepting internship applications for the Fall 2012 academic semester. Deadline to apply: 7/20
NKIDP e-Dossier No. 1, "Did Stalin Lure the United States into the Korean War? New Evidence on the Origins of the Korean War," features a telegram from Stalin to Czechoslovakian President Klement Gottwald which raises new questions about the origins of the Korean War. Did Stalin purposefully seek to entangle the United States in a military conflict on the Korean Peninsula? Did Stalin expect an intervention by the Chinese communists from virtually the beginning of the conflict? Two experts, Donggil Kim and William Stueck, provide an initial assessment of this potentially significant new finding.
"New Russian Evidence on the Korean War"
Woodrow Wilson Center Senior Scholar Samuel Wells was recently quoted by the Atlanta Journal Constitution for an article entitled “Korea vets remember ‘forgotten’ war."