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A Short History of US Relations with North Korea
An overview of US-DPRK relations, with a focus on recent security and non-proliferation issues. Last updated August 18, 2011.
An Overview of North Korea's Ballistic Missile Program
This issue brief examines the history and current status of North Korea's ballistic missile program, including a review of bilateral U.S.-DPRK missile negotiations and international responses to North Korea's missile tests. Last updated May 7, 2013.
NCNK Issue Brief: BDA
This four page Issue Brief provides an overview of the North Korean-related accounts at Banco Delta Asia. Last updated June 26, 2007.
NCNK Issue Brief: The New Administration and the New Congress (2008)
This issue brief provides a short analysis of possible leadership structures and a chart of the administration and congressional positions that will be influential in shaping and implementing the new administration's DPRK policy. The chart will be updated as these positions are filled. Last updated November 13, 2008
NCNK Issue Brief: The U.S. Drug Trafficking List
This 4 page issue brief, last updated January 7, 2008, reviews the obligations of the U.S. president regarding the "International Narcotics Control Strategy Report" (INCSR) and the annual Presidential Determinations regarding drug trafficking and production. The INCSR report for 2006 released in March 2007 reported "no confirmed instances of drug trafficking involving North Korea or its nationals during 2006. . . there is no evidence for several years that it continues to traffic in narcotics."
North Korea and the 113th Congress: Key Committees and Leadership
A chart of the chairs and ranking members of Congressional committees and subcommittees with jurisdiction over policy issues relevant to North Korea.
Obama Administration Key Leadership Relevant to the DPRK (Fall 2012)
Contains information on key personnel dealing with North Korea, nonproliferation, and related issues from agencies including the State Department, Defense Department, and National Security Council. Last updated October 16, 2012.
U.S. Detainees in the DPRK
Since 1994, the detention of U.S. citizens in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has periodically been an issue in U.S.-DPRK relations. This issue brief seeks to depict the circumstances of each individual’s arrest, the length of their detention, the type of sentence they were given (if any), and the conditions that led to their release. Last updated September 18, 2013.