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Arms Control Association
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.
Asan Institute for Policy Studies
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.
Brookings Institution
Brookings Institution is an American nonprofit, nonpartisan, public policy think tank. The link opens to Brookings' North Korea page, listing research and commentary.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
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.
Center for Strategic and International Studies
CSIS is a bipartisan think tank focused on international affairs. This link directs to the CSIS Korea Chair.
Committee for Human Rights 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.
Council on Foreign Relations
Council on Foreign Relations is an American, nonpartisan, foreign policy think tank. This link directs to CFR's North Korea page.
European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea
The European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea is a research and advocacy organisation dedicated to improving humanitarian conditions in North Korea.
Heritage Foundation
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.
Institute for Science and International Security
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.
Korea Economic Institute
KEI works to broaden and deepen understanding among Americans about developments in Korea and the value of the U.S.-Korea relationship.
Liberty in North Korea
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.
Mansfield Foundation
The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation promotes understanding and cooperation among the nations and peoples of Asia and the United States.
National Bureau of Asian Research
NBR conducts advanced independent research on strategic, political, economic, globalization, health, and energy issues affecting U.S. relations with Asia.
Nautilus Institute
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.
North Korea International Documentation Project
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.
Nuclear Threat Initiative-Global Security Newswire
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.
The Asia Foundation
The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia-Pacific region.
The Korea Society
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.
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