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North Korean History Offers Insight into the Current System

Sep 04, 2007
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.

Understanding North Korea

Sep 04, 2007
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.

Mining Archives Reveals North Korean Political Patterns

Sep 04, 2007
In this Centerpoint column, the Wilson Center's James Person describes the importance and relevance of mining the archives of North Korea's former communist allies.

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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
  • Jean H. Lee // Public Policy Fellow