News

NKIDP releases Working Paper #2, "Overconfidence Shattered: North Korean Unification Policy, 1971 -1975" by Bernd Schaefer

Dec 10, 2010
Based on newly declassified East German, Romanian, and Bulgarian archival documents, Schaefer sheds light on the North Korean policy-making process during the brief period of inter-Korean détente in the early 1970s.

NKIDP receives over 2,000 pages of new Romanian documents on the inner-workings and foreign relations of North Korea in the 1960s and 1970s.

Dec 10, 2010
The collection brings together minutes of conversations between North Korean leaders and Romanian officials with daily communications from the Romanian embassy in Pyongyang between the critical period 1966-1968.

NKIDP Senior Advisor Mitchell Lerner is published in History News Network

Dec 06, 2010
on the value of the recent Wikileaks release of confidential embassy cables for our understanding of North Korea.

NKIDP documents featured in South Korea's Donga Ilbo and Chosun Ilbo

Oct 14, 2010
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.

NKIDP Project Coordinator James Person is featured on the PBS television series History Detectives

Sep 17, 2010
Person provided details of prisoner exchanges during the war and of efforts to secure an armistice.

Asia Today emphasizes NKIDP project coordinator James Person's analyses on DPRK succession and PRC leverage over Pyongyang

Sep 09, 2010
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.

Yonhap News highlights NKIDP project coordinator James Person's analysis of DPRK-PRC relations

Sep 08, 2010
The article covered the Wilson Center Asia Program event "Knowing the North: Intelligence and Intentions of the DPRK" from September 8, 2010.

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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