The piece highlights how the misinterpretation of Kim Jong Il's trip to China originates from over exaggerated notions of Chinese leverage over the DPRK among experts in the US.
North Korea recently hinted that it would be interested in co-hosting the 2018 Olympics with Pyeongchang, South Korea. Though the organizing committee for Pyeongchang rejected the idea as unrealistic, the North’s proposal is not without precedent, as documents obtained by the North Korea International Documentation Project demonstrate.
The workshop Interkit aims to shed new light on the mechanisms of cooperation and conflicts within the socialist world, and to answer the question: how differences in political and cultural traditions and geopolitical locations interacted under the influence of the Soviet Union.
Visiting Scholar Kihl-jae Ryoo, who teaches North Korean studies at a university in South Korea, discusses the evolution of North Korea's political system and why studying its history is so important.
A collection of Korea-related working papers from the Cold War International History Project's celebrated Working Papers series.
The Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a Modern Korean History Summer Teaching Institute from July 23 through July 26, 2012, for 10 to 15 high school educators.
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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