Join NCNK for our upcoming webinar on DPRK-Mongolia relations.

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Welcome Knowing North Korea 2024 Cohort!

Learn more about the outstanding Knowing North Korea participants from this year's cohort

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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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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

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


Korean War Legacies: Healing the Trauma of Korean American Family Separation

United States Institute of Peace
Washington, D.C.
June 25, 2024 | 2:00 PM EDT

Assessing North Korea’s Rural Development Initiative

The Stimson's Center 38 North

June 26, 2024 | 9:00 AM 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.