Engaging North Korea, Consistently and Persistently

Randall Spadoni and World Vision in North Korea

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Engaging North Korea

One Roundhouse Kick at a Time

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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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Inter-Korean Relations

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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


Toward a Common North Korea Strategy

Center for a New American Security
Washington, DC
December 14, 2017 | 12:30 PM

Navigating Uncertainties on the Korean Peninsula

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
Washington, DC
December 15, 2017 | 12:30 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.