An article published by Yonhap News on December 26, 2011 citied NKIDP e-Dossier No. 4, “The Rise of Kim Jong Il - Evidence from East German Archives,” which featured East German archival documents on the succession of Kim Jong Il in the 1970s uncovered for NKIDP by Cold War International History Project Senior Scholar Bernd Schaefer.
NKIDP Senior Adviser Mitchell Lerner writes in The Diplomat that "patience, not peemption," is what is needed on the Korean Peninsula.
A collection of declassified archival documents on Sino-DPRK relations, compiled in preparation for the 6 April 2009 conference North Korean Attitudes Toward China: A Historical View of Contemporary Difficulties
The articles highlight the East German attitudes towards Kim Jong Il's succession in the early 1970s, drawing a parallel between the events some 36 years ago with the current question of Kim Jong Un's succession.