Track II Diplomacy With Iran and North Korea

A report on lessons learned from unofficial talks with nuclear outliers.

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Inter-Korean Relations

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A new interactive website on North Korea's external economic and diplomatic relations.

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North Korea's Nuclear Program

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North Korea Nuclear Newsletter

June 28, 2017

The latest edition of NCNK's North Korea Nuclear Newsletter covering Trump's North Korea policy, the US-South Korea summit, and more. ... | Read More

New NCNK Report: Track II Diplomacy with Iran and North Korea

June 7, 2017

NCNK is pleased to release a new report providing a comparative assessment of the role that Track II talks and other forms of people-to-people engagement initiatives have played in addressing the challenges posed by Iran and North Korea. The report is informed by the findings of a March 23, 2017 workshop convened by the National Committee on North Korea and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. ... | Read More

Explore Resources

NCNK's Document Collection includes a diverse assortment of primary source documents of interest to researchers and policy makers. | READ MORE

Issue Briefs

NCNK's Issue Briefs provide detailed background on issues related to North Korea, from Pyongyang's foreign relations to its WMD programs. | READ MORE

Our Members

NCNK is a coalition of individuals with extensive knowledge of and direct experience related to the society, government, and history of North Korea. | READ MORE


[Hearing] Assessing the Maximum Pressure and Engagement Policy Toward North Korea

Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity
Washington, DC
July 25, 2017 | 2:30 PM

The United Nations Human Rights Council: What Is It Good For?

Forum on International Affairs (FIA)
Washington, DC
July 25, 2017 | 6:30 PM

What a North Korean Ballistic Missile Threat Means for the U.S. Missile Defense System

The Heritage Foundation
Washington, DC
July 26, 2017 | 9:00 AM



The National Committee on North Korea (NCNK) is a non-governmental organization of persons with significant and diverse expertise related to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. NCNK and its members support principled engagement with North Korea as a means to promote peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and to improve the lives of the people of North Korea. NCNK also works to provide policymakers, the academic and think tank community, and the general public with substantive and balanced information about developments in North Korea. NCNK is an independent program of Mercy Corps, a global aid and development organization.