Developing Partnerships in North Korea

Dr. Linda Lewis and the American Friends Service Committee

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North Korea's Ballistic Missile Program

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Engaging North Korea, Consistently and Persistently

Randall Spadoni and World Vision in North Korea

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

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Randall Ireson: In Memoriam

November 15, 2017

We are saddened to hear that Dr. Randall Ireson, a founding member of NCNK and an agricultural development expert with deep experience in North Korea, died recently after a period of illness. He was 72. ... | 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


Doing Business with North Korea

Sarasota, FL
January 22, 2018 | 6:00 PM

US Role in Changing World: John Feffer on North Korea

Woman's National Democratic Club
Washington, DC
January 23, 2018 | 11:30 AM

U.S. Policy Toward North and South Korea: Dealing with "One Country, Two Planets"

Korea Club (Korea Economic Institute and the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea)
Vienna, VA
January 23, 2018 | 6:30 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.