The U.S., North Korea, and Nuclear Diplomacy

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

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Video: Conducting Primary Source Research on North Korea

October 30, 2018

As part of its August 2018 "Knowing North Korea" conference, NCNK co-hosted an event with the Library of Congress exploring different ways of conducting historical research on North Korea through primary sources. Video of the event is now available ... | 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


The Open Society and its Enemies in South Korea: From Right Authoritarianism — to Left?

American Enterprise Institute
Washington, DC
December 11, 2018 | 3:00 PM

Asia 2019: The Experts Forecast

Asia Society
New York, NY
December 11, 2018 | 6:30 PM

Beyond Summit Diplomacy: Redefining North Korea's Place in the World

Elliott School of International Affairs
Washington, DC
December 12, 2018 | 12:00 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.