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Canberra, 21 January 2011.

27 February 2008

North Korea International Documentation Project (NKIDP)


27 Feb 2008

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWICS), Washington, DC, US

Self description:
"The North Korea International Documentation Project (NKIDP) serves as an informational clearinghouse on North Korea for both the scholarly and policymaking communities by widely disseminating newly declassified documents on the DPRK from its former communist allies as well as other resources that provide valuable insight into the actions and nature of the North Korean state.

The efforts of contemporary scholars and policymakers are too often hampered by a distinct lack of knowledge about the North Korean leadership and political system. With no history of diplomatic relations with Pyeongyang and severely limited access to the country's elite, it is difficult for Western policymakers, journalists, and academics to understand the forces and intentions behind North Korea's enigmatic actions.

In cooperation with the University of North Korean Studies (Seoul) and an international network of researchers, the NKIDP provides access to both original and translated archival documents on the DPRK, publishes an NKIDP Working Paper series, regularly contributes to the Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) Bulletin series, and holds frequent conferences and workshops at the Wilson Center as well as throughout East Asia."

Site contents:
* News; * Events; * Event Summaries; * Publications (CWIHP Bulletins [Korea-specific sections from CWIHP's 'Bulletin'], NK Briefs: Shedding light on the DPRK. [Published by The Institute for Far Eastern Studies], Working Papers [Korea-related working papers from the CWIHP's Working Papers series], Books [From the Wilson Center Press] * Links (Partner Organizations, Official DPRK Sites, Information on North Korea, Korean News Outlets, Korea: General); * Scholars.

URL http://www.wilsoncenter.org/nkidp

Internet Archive (www.archive.org) - the site was not archived at the time of this abstract.

Link reported by: Daniel Lim (daniel.lim--at--wilsoncenter.org)

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
Corporate Info./Documents/Study
* Publisher [academic - business - government - library/museum - NGO - other]:
* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:
* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000
- under 300 - under 100 - under 30]: under 3000 [in fact, 1770]

Please note that the above details were correct on the day of their publication. To suggest an update, please email the site's editor at tmciolek@ciolek.com