Knowing North Korea

A Workshop for Students and Young Professionals

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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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Developing Partnerships in North Korea

Dr. Linda Lewis and the American Friends Service Committee

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

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New Special Report on North Korea's Economy

March 23, 2018

Willliam Brown provides an overview of North Korea's economy and its response to major international and externally generated pressures in a new NCNK report entitled North Korea's Shackled Economy. ... | Read More

Knowing North Korea

An NCNK workshop preparing students and young professionals for careers focused on issues related to North Korea. | 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


The Future of U.S. Forces on the Korean Peninsula

Korea Economic Institute
Washington, DC
May 29, 2018 | 12:00 PM

Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments

US Institute of Peace
Washington, DC
May 30, 2018 | 2:30 PM

ROK-U.S. Strategic Forum 2018

Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Korea Foundation
Washington, DC
June 5, 2018 | 9:00 AM



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.