Public Health Outreach in North Korea: Transforming Skepticism to Joy

Heidi Linton and Christian Friends of Korea

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The Road to Recovery: Korean War POW/MIA Remains

Rick Downes, President of the Coalition of Families of Korean & Cold War POW/MIAs

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North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Program

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Special Report: North Korea's Shackled Economy (2018)

A special report by William Brown on North Korea's economy.

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Fighting Disease and Injury Together in North Korea

Dr. Kee Park and the Korean American Medical Association DPRK Program

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

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The Road to Recovery: Korean War POW/MIA Remains

June 22, 2018

As the world awaits to see what change succeeds the historic summit between the United States and North Korea, one welcome point in the agreement reached at the June 12 event between President Trump and Chairman Kim was the commitment to recovering POW/MIA remains. Read a short reflection piece by Rick Downes, President of the Coalition of Families of Korean & Cold War POW/MIAs.  ... | 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


Developing Negotiating Strategies for Dealing with North Korea

Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI)
Washington, DC 20036
September 20, 2018 | 12:00 PM

[Book Talk] North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa

The Institute of World Politics
Washington, DC
September 24, 2018 | 4:30 PM



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 security 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.