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Congressional Committee Hearings on North Korea

This resource provides testimony, and in some cases transcripts and digests, from House and Senate hearings concerning North Korea, from 2009 to the present. It is updated as new hearings are held.

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Legislation and Appropriations

This briefing book contains legislation, including congressional authorization and appropriation bills, on matters relevant to North Korea. For the most recent updates on the status of legislation, please see http://thomas.loc.gov.

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Kim Jong Un's Speeches and Public Statements

A collection of speeches and summaries of speeches given by DPRK Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. Translations are official unless otherwise noted.

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Reactions to the Jang Song Taek Purge

North Korean statements, international reaction, commentary, and news articles about North Korea's denunciation and execution of Jang Song Taek.

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North Korea Policy in South Korea's 2012 Election

This briefing book includes major policy statements on North Korea by the three candidates running for the presidency of the Republic of Korea, as well as commentary and analysis of the election's consequences for inter-Korean and U.S.-ROK relations.

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North Korean Nuclear and Missile Tests

A collection of primary documents and expert analysis on the DPRK's 2006 and 2009 nuclear tests, and its 2006, 2009, and 2012 missile tests and rocket launches.

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Korean War POW/MIA Briefing Book

This resource page contains information related to remains recovery operations for US POW/MIAs in North Korea. It includes recent news, an NCNK issue brief, and official reports, hearings, legislation, and statements on the subject. Additionally, it includes links to advocacy groups which have pressed for greater efforts on POW/MIA identification.

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NCNK Briefing Book: After Kim Jong-il

A collection of articles and documents related to the death of Kim Jong-il and its aftermath, including North Korean statements, articles and interviews by NCNK members, statements by leaders in the US and abroad, and other resources.

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Sanctions, including UNSCR 1718 and UNSCR 1874

Contains a collection of documents on US and UN-sponsored sanctions against North Korea, as well as UN resolutions and actions concerning the DPRK.

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Cultural Exchanges and International Cooperation with the DPRK

A compilation of information on exchange programs and humanitarian/development assistance in North Korea.

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Security Issues

This briefing book contains information and analysis on US security policy in Northeast Asia and strategies on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

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Humanitarian Issues and News

Contains information on humanitarian crises and foreign assistance in North Korea, including a digest of humanitarian news.

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Six-Party Talks Briefing Book

A collection of primary documents and analysis concerning the Six-Party Talks on North Korea's nuclear program.

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Resources on the February 2012 US-DPRK Talks

A catalog of information and analysis on the February 29, 2012 US-DPRK announcement that North Korea would suspend its enrichment program at Yongbyon and impose a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests in return for 240,000 tons of nutritional assistance. The announcement followed the third round of US-DPRK exploratory talks held in Beijing from February 23-24.

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