For more information on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, US-Korea relations and Inter-Korean relations, please see the websites below. Inclusion on this page does not imply endorsement by the NCNK or its members.
The North Korean Review, a refereed journal published twice a year, is the first academic journal in North America or Europe to focus exclusively on North Korea.
The Arms Control Association is a national nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to promoting public understanding of and support for effective arms control policies. This link directs to its North Korea country page.
An online magazine, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists covers global security and public policy issues, especially those related to the dangers posed by nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction. It aims to inform the public about nuclear policy debates while advocating for the international control of nuclear energy.
This webpage is an official website of the European Business Association in Pyongyang. The site lists the organization’s members, goals, and upcoming events. This site is hosted by EBA member and software-outsourcing company Nosotek. See the Nosotek home page for more details.
The home page for the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, North Korea's first privately-funded university.
This blog, hosted by the Peterson Institute for International Economics, is updated by Marcus Noland, deputy director and senior fellow of PIIE, and Stephan Haggard, Visiting Fellow at PIIE/Professor at the University of California. Each post unfolds nicely organized opinions as well as including important information, and it covers a variety of topics from humanitarian issues to economic and political issues.
According to the MOU homepage, "this web site provides up-to-date information on various aspects of inter-Korean affairs, including South Korean policy toward North Korea, exchanges and cooperation between the two Koreas, and the latest developments in North Korea."
ROK Drop is a military weblog out of Korea that provides news and analysis. The site is operated by an active duty military servicemember and features the personal opinions of contributors.
UNICEF Programs in the DPRK
The State Department's website provides reports, press releases, country studies, and other information on North Korea.
WHO Programs in the DPRK
An NGO with activities in both the U.S. and abroad.
This website contains an extensive amount of information on the Six Party Talks process, including detailed coverage of each participating country.
Comparative Connections, published by Pacific Forum CSIS, provides a timely, concise, and comprehensive source of information and analysis on key East Asian bilateral relationships.
The Carnegie Endowment's website about the Korean Peninsula, where experts assess the proliferation risk North Korea's nuclear program poses. Experts also asses the policy options available as the global community gains a better understanding of the program.
The Diplomatic Bluebook is an annual report on Japan's foreign policy and activities, published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
This website contains comprehensive information on Sino-DPRK relations and the Six Party Talks.
The Nautilus Institute is a public policy think-tank addressing critical security and sustainability issues such as the United States nuclear policy in Korea and the effect of the U.S.-China relationship on environmental insecurity.
A comprehensive North Korea related news aggregation and information source.
News and Analysis of the North Korean Economy
NTI's North Korea country profile page reviews the DPRK's WMD programs. Look elsewhere on the NTI site for global security newswire stories on North Korea.
Brookings Institution is an American nonprofit, nonpartisan, public policy think tank. The link opens to Brookings' North Korea page, listing research and commentary.
Council on Foreign Relations is an American, nonpartisan, foreign policy think tank. This link directs to CFR's North Korea page.
This page on FAS's Website provides detailed technical information about the DPRK's invidual WMD programs, as well as links to additional resources.
This is the website for the Chinese Embassy in Pyongyang. Provides useful information, such as a summary of PRC-DPRK cultural exchanges.
The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation promotes understanding and cooperation among the nations and peoples of Asia and the United States.
CSIS is a bipartisan think tank focused on international affairs. This link directs to the CSIS Korea Chair.
A Woodrow Wilson Center program, NKIDP provides newly-declassified documents on the DPRK from its former allies, and provides other resources relevant to both the scholarly and policymaking communities.
The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia-Pacific region.
NBR conducts advanced independent research on strategic, political, economic, globalization, health, and energy issues affecting U.S. relations with Asia.
ReliefWeb provides news and analysis on humanitarian events worldwide. This link directs to its North Korea page.
38 North is a website devoted to analysis of North Korea, featuring commentary by long-time observers of the DPRK.
Good Friends aims to help the North Korean people from a humanistic point of view and publishes “North Korea Today” describing the way the North Korean people live as accurately as possible.
A blog by Leonid Petrov, Lecturer in Korean Studies at the University of Sydney.
This site and blog focuses on North Korea’s (DPRK) leadership and political culture in the person of the late Kim Jong Il and those political and military organizations and institutions that were under his direct, and indirect, control including the Korean Workers’ Party (KWP), the National Defense Commission (NDC) and the DPRK Government.
North Korea Tech is dedicated to covering and collecting information regarding the state of information technology and related industry in North Korea.
The Peninsula blog is a project of the Korea Economic Institute. It is designed to provide a wide ranging forum for discussion of the foreign policy, economic, and social issues that impact the Korean peninsula.
A blog on China and North Korean borderlands, relations, and history.
English-language journal, published by the Korea Institute for Defense Analyses, focused on security issues in Asia and the Korean Peninsula.
The U.S.-Korea Institute (USKI) at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, works to increase information and understanding of Korea and Korean affairs in the United States in general.
A group blog on arms control, disarmament, and nonproliferation.
An initiative of the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research at Australian National University, East Asia Forum provides a platform for the best in East Asian analysis, research and policy comment on the Asia Pacific region and world affairs.
In-depth critical analysis of the forces shaping the Asia-Pacific...and the world.
The Heritage Foundation is a think tank whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies. This link directs to its North Korea page.
The Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) is a non-profit, non-partisan institution dedicated to informing the public about science and policy issues affecting international security. This link directs to its Korean Peninsula page.
KEI works to broaden and deepen understanding among Americans about developments in Korea and the value of the U.S.-Korea relationship.
A website with resources and information concerning the various UN agencies working in North Korea.
Choson Exchange supports long-term economic development in North Korea by partnering with young North Koreans and North Korean institutions to share business (including finance), economics and legal knowledge through innovative and high-quality programs.
The homepage of the Swedish Embassy in North Korea. In addition to its normal diplomatic duties, the Swedish Embassy acts as the United States' protecting power in the DPRK.
Part of Stanford's Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center
GRS is a humanitarian organization with experience in relief work and cultural exchanges with North Korea.
Mercy Corps is a global aid agency with experience in North Korea. This link directs to their North Korea country page.
North Korea 1on1 is part of Asia Pacific Travel, which specializes in travel tours throughout East Asia.
Koryo Tours is a British-run travel company, based in Beijing, specializing in tourism to North Korea.
The Pyongyang Project, founded in 2009, is a Canadian non-profit organization that pioneers a grassroots approach to engaging the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) through knowledge exchange programs.
Christian Friends of Korea is a Christian organization providing humanitarian and development aid to North Korea.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian aid organization providing emergency assistance and long-term solutions to alleviate poverty worldwide. This link directs to their North Korea page.
The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. This link directs to their North Korea page.
Agglobe Services International is a U.S.-based humanitarian aid organization focused on improving North Korean food security through humanitarian aid and sustainable development.
Uri Tours was established with the purpose of facilitating travel to North Korea. It works in conjunction with Pyongyang-based, Korean International Sports Travel Company, to organize tours for the public and works with non-profit organizations, NGOs, universities, news agencies, corporations and individuals to assist in corporate programs and travel. Uri Tours also provides DPRK visa processing services as well as consulting in a wide range of DPRK-related areas. Uri Tours is the General Sales Agent of Air Koryo in North and South America.
Tour East Asia (TEA) is operated by a multinational team including many Americans with representatives in the U.S., Beijing, China, and Dubai, UAE to offer specialized and customized tours of DPR Korea (North Korea) with the highest standard of customer service, security, and experience. It works closely with the Korea International Travel Company (KITC), the oldest and the largest authorized tour operator in DPR Korea (DPRK, North Korea). The TEA team is made up of foreigners including Americans who have safely and successfully operated in DPRK for nearly 15 years.
New Korea Tours is a US-based travel agency offering affordable tours to North Korea.
Young Pioneer Tours is a travel agency specializing in North Korea, with a focus on appealing to budget-minded travelers.
The Wilson Center's Modern Korean History Portal is a learning and a research tool for students, educators, and professional historians interested in Korea, featuring a large collection of archival documents in translation.
Engage DPRK is an interactive map providing information on foreign engagement in North Korea
The materials on this website have been gathered through its extensive network of sources in North Korea and China.
THE KOREA SOCIETY is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization with individual and corporate members that is dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea.
The Asan Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, non-partisan think tank with the mandate to undertake policy-relevant research to foster domestic, regional, and international environments that are conducive to peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and Korean Unification.
Liberty in North Korea is a global movement standing with the North Korean people as they face one of the biggest challenges confronting humanity today.
By interacting with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, commonly known as North Korea, Beyond West Foundation fosters dialogue and attempts to bring the people from the North Korea closer to that of other countries. Beyond West realizes this dialogue by undertaking projects within politically neutral areas, such as education and sports. Beyond West is a non-profit organisation based in the Netherlands and is funded by generous donations from non-governmental organisations and individuals.
Since its establishment in 2007, the U.S.-DPRK Scientific Engagement Consortium has joined professionals in academia, government, and science to build a lasting relationship between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The organization pursues diplomacy through scientific exchange, facilitating scientific advancement and enabling transnational trust.
UK Parliamentary group founded by Lord Alton and Baroness Cox, aiming to promote relations between the United Kingdom and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and their parliaments; to support human rights; and to promote democratic government.
The Eugene Bell Foundation works to end unnecessary deaths from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in North Korea.
HRNK’s research and outreach activities document the North Korean regime’s human rights violations, vast system of political prisons and labor camps, criminally unjust distribution of access to food and goods, and the plight of refugees.
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Over the years, Samaritan's Purse has opened doors for ministry in North Korea by distributing food, furnishing agricultural aid, supplying flood relief, improving medical facilities, equipping TB treatment centers, and providing mobile clinics.
Blog on North Korea written by Joshua Stanton, a practicing attorney in Washington, DC who was the principal drafter of H.R. 1771, the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act.
Founded with a guiding mission to understand how and why North Korea’s human rights tragedy has persisted and to propose solutions as to how it could be addressed, EAHRNK formed a small group in the United Kingdom and across Europe to formulate theories for change.
HRNK is the world's first and oldest NGO devoted fully to the advancement of human rights in North Korea.
JFNK is an all-volunteer, non-partisan, grassroots organization. Our members are united in our intense desire to assist the North Korean people.
The Ewha Institute of Unification Studies was founded as the research center of Graduate School of North Korean Studies to study issues regarding North Korea and the Unification of the two Koreas.
NKnet was founded by a group of citizens who wish to alleviate the suffering of the North Korean people and to realize universal values by promoting human rights and democracy in North Korea.
NKDB has been collecting data, performing research and analysis related to human rights violations in North Korea.
Free North Korea Radio is a broadcasting organization dedicated to the democratization of North Korea.
KIDA takes responsibility for supporting policymakers by providing specialized and rational analyses on all defense issues.
NKIS was established as a think tank that would lead the way towards unification and help create an independent defector society in South Korea.
NKSC is a defector-led organization that utilizes its expertise to empower defectors, promote open information, and advocate for democracy and human rights in North Korea.
PSCORE was created to advocate for the rights of North Korean people and to provide North Koreans with a platform to discuss democracy and human rights.
The Arirang Institute believes that through direct contact, communication and dialogue of all parties involved, that we will one day see the dissolution of the DMZ and a train from Busan, to Seoul, Seoul to Pyongyang, to Russia, all the way to Europe, will exist and the Silk Road of generations past will cradle a prosperity and peace for generations to come.
The East Asia Institute was established as an independent think-tank dedicated to developing ideas and formulating policy recommendations on the main challenges facing the region.
The Asia Institute provides an objective space wherein a significant discussion on current trends in technology, international relations, the economy and the environment can be carried out.
Daily NK is a defector run news organization that reports on North Korea.
ORNK broadcasts radio programs to North Korea while supporting true reconciliation between North and South Korea.
The Sejong Institute is a non-profit research institute in the areas of security, national unification, and foreign affairs that is dedicated to enhancing national social development through in-depth research and training programs.
KIEP is a leading institute the studies the international economy and its relationship with Korea. KIEP advises the government on all major international economic policy issues and serves as a warehouse of information on Korea’s international economic policies.
KDI is a leading economic think tank that seeks to maximize its organizational capacity to become an international policy institute that serves as a compass for economic policymakers.
As one of Korea’s top foreign policy and security think tanks, IFANS is primarily responsible for conducting research on and analysis of the government’s mid to long-term foreign policy and diplomatic strategy and developing policy recommendations on pending diplomatic issues.
INSS is a government-funded public research institute that seeks to address a wide range of in-depth policy alternatives in regards to diplomacy, national security, economic policy and inter-Korean issues.
KINU's mission is to contribute to the national unification policy through systemic research and analysis on issues regarding national unification and the rebuilding of a national community.
IPUS conducts research projects not only focusing on inter-Korean relations and reunification issues but also on peace studies in general and their relevance to the complex peaceless situation on the Korean Peninsula.
KF's objective is to promote a better understanding of Korea in the global community and strengthen friendships between Korean and other countries.