NCNK Special Event

Balancing Security, Humanitarian, and Human Rights in Addressing the North Korea Crisis

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Developing Partnerships in North Korea

Dr. Linda Lewis and the American Friends Service Committee

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North Korea's Ballistic Missile Program

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Engaging North Korea, Consistently and Persistently

Randall Spadoni and World Vision in North Korea

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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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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


The Nexus of Human Rights and Nuclear Weapons in North Korea

Korea Club (Korea Economic Institute and the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea)
Vienna, VA
February 21, 2018 | 6:30 PM

Political Economy of Reform in North Korea

The Elliott School of International Affairs
Washington, D.C 20052
February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Life With a Nuclear North Korea

New York Times
Washington DC
February 26, 2018 | 6:30 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.