Engaging North Korea

One Roundhouse Kick at a Time

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Track II Diplomacy With Iran and North Korea

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

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NCNK ISSUE BRIEF

Inter-Korean Relations

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NORTH KOREA IN THE WORLD

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

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LATEST NEWS

John Lewis: In Memoriam

September 11, 2017

We are very saddened to hear of the death of Dr. John W. Lewis, a prolific scholar, advocate for peace, and co-founder of the National Committee on North Korea. He died at his home on the Stanford University campus last week, at the age of 86. ... | Read More

North Korea Travel Ban Goes into Effect

September 6, 2017

On September 1, a ban on U.S. travel to North Korea went into effect, prohibiting the use of U.S. passports to enter the DPRK except under limited circumstances. The State Department had formally announced the measure a month before it took effect, citing the “serious risk to United States nationals of arrest and long-term detention” while traveling to the country. ... | 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

EVENT CALENDAR

The North Korean Nuclear Challenge

United Nations Association of the National Capital Area
Washington, DC
September 20, 2017 | 4:00 PM

North Korea and the Nuclear Future

George Mason University, Center for Security Policy Studies
Arlington, VA
September 29, 2017 | 4:30 PM

ICAS Fall Symposium: The Korean Peninsula Issues and US National Security

Institute for Corean-American Studies
Washington, DC
October 13, 2017 | 9:30 AM

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ABOUT

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 was founded by Mercy Corps, a global aid and development organization, in 2004.