Dr. Jeffrey Lewis freshens up our 2017 brief by diving into the history, technical aspects and policy implications of North Korea's ballistic missile program.

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REPORT UPDATE: Special Economic Zones in the DPRK

Learn about the most recent developments on SEZs in North Korea in this updated report authored by Troy Stangarone.

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

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OP-ED: Premonitions of War on the Korean Peninsula

April 1, 2024

In a recent op-ed for Arms Control Today, NCNK Executive Director Keith Luse suggests that North Korea's rising threat has been lost on the international community with global leaders appearing numb to the festering crisis. ... | Read More

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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


US-North Korea Relations: Nuclear Deterrence & Diplomacy

The East-West Center in Washington & The Sejong Society
Washington, DC 20036
May 22, 2024 | 6:00 PM EDT

Inside North Korea: Decoding the Enigmatic Regime

The Foreign Policy Research Institute's Asia Program
May 28, 2024 | 12:00 PM EDT



The National Committee on North Korea (NCNK) supports and facilitates principled engagement between the U.S. and North Korea in order to promote peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and to improve the lives of the North Korean people.

NCNK is a non-governmental, non-partisan organization whose membership reflects a broad range of perspectives and subject-matter expertise related to North Korea. NCNK serves to share information among its members, advance their work, and provide the broader public with substantive and balanced information about North Korea. NCNK was founded in 2004 by Mercy Corps, a global aid and development organization.