INCORE guide to Internet sources on conflict in Korea (North and South)
Compiled by Hiroshi Yasui (August 2004)
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The Perry-Castaneda Librar
The Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection hosted by the University of Texas provides a number of maps of Korea and the surrounding region.
News Sources - Email Lists
Founded in 1920, the Chosen Ildo is the most popular daily paper in South Korea. The web version of the paper is available in Korean, English, and Chinese.
Based in Seoul, Dong-a Ildo was established in 1920 as a national newspaper. With English, Japanese, and Chinese translations, Donga-com, the webpage is updated daily
Korean Broadcasting System (KBS
KBS, which started the first radio broadcasting service in 1927, is now the leading TV and radio network in the Republic of Korea.
Central TV Broadcasting System
The Central TV Broadcasting System of the DPRK started formal broadcasting on March 3, 1963. Web movies of some of the news are available for downloading.
Korean News Service (Josun Jung-ang Tongsin)
The news is from the Korean Central News Agency which is the state-run agency of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). It speaks for the Workers' Party of Korea and the DPRK government. It was founded on December 1946. This website is run from Tokyo providing news in both Korean and English.
People’s Korea is a web page of the newspaper Choson Sinbo which a newspaper for DPRK nationals living in Japan.
The web site which was founded in April 2003 is run by the DPRK authority. The site places some articles from the daily news paper Rodong Sinmun, TV news, photos, state’s commentary and introduction on the state reader, Kim Jong Il in Korean, English and Russian.
Korean War: People’s Korea
People’s Korea is a webpage of the newspaper Choson Sinbo which a newspaper for DPRK nationals living in Japan. Within the military section of this web page, there is the Korean War link which presents DPRK views.
National and Local Governmental Institutions and Agencies
Although JongAng Daily was founded relatively recently, in 1965, the daily newspaper aims to be a quality paper in South Korea. The website is written in Korea, English, Japanese and Chinese.
Office of the President, the Republic of Korea
Cheong Wa Dae, the presidential office and residence, regularly releases the President statements and comments.
korea.net, the Korean government's official homepage, is the gateway to information about Korea. It is divided into seven categories: News, Government, Economy, Learn About Korea, Korean Culture, Issues, and Directory. The latest local news is provided in six additional foreign languages: Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of South Korea releases news on the relationship between the Republic of Korea and the DPRK.
Ministry of National Defense
Ministry Of National Defense publishes White Paper annually, which is available on this web.
Ministry of Unification (MOU)
The Ministry strives to promote co-prosperity and peaceful coexistence between the two Koreas. This website provides up-to-date information on various aspects of inter-Korean affairs, including South Korean policy toward North Korea.
Korean News Service (Josun Jung-ang Tongsin)
The news is from the Korean Central News Agency which is the state-run agency of the DPRK. It speaks for the Workers' Party of Korea and the DPRK government. It was founded on December 1946. This website is run from Tokyo providing news in both Korean and English.
Official Page: the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)
The webpage was created by the Korean Friendship Association with the support and official recognition from the government authorities of the DPRK.
The website which was founded in April 2003 is run by the DPRK authority. The site places some articles from the daily news paper Rodong Sinmun, TV news, photos, state’s commentary and introduction on the state reader, Kim Jong Il in Korean, English and Russian.
External Governmental Institutions and Agencies
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) (North Korea)
US CIA’s data base on DPRK
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China
Webpage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China provides information on the relation between China and DPRK.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (Japan-North Korea Relations)
The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has a webpage which regularly updates news about Japan-Korea relations including nuclear issues.
US Department of State (North Korea)
Information by the US Department of States on North Korea
Nuclear, Chemical and Missile Weapons and Proliferation (North Korea): Congressional Research Service (CRS)
CRS, part of the Library of Congress, prepares its reports for the U.S. Congress. Section on Nuclear, Chemical and Missile Weapons and Proliferation is available to read via webpage of the Federation of American Scientists.
Six-Party Talks on North Korean Nuclear Issues: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Information on the Japanese position to Round of Six-Party Talks concerning North Korean nuclear issues.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Russian official view on Six-Party Talks on North Korean nuclear Issues
Six-Party Talks/ Ensuring a Korean Peninsula Free of Nuclear Weapons: US Department of State
Information on US position toward North Korean nuclear issues at Six-Party Talks
International Multilateral Organisations (IOs)
UN News Centre: Democratic People's Republic of Korea
United Nations News Centre released the latest information on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and UN. It includes nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula.
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Conference on Disarmament (CD)
CD, established in 1979, is a single multilateral disarmament negotiating forum of the international community. It was established as a result of the first Special Session on Disarmament of the United Nations General Assembly held in 1978. CD has recently debated on North Korea’s withdrawal from the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.
United Nations Institute of for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR): The Korean Peninsula
Based in Geneva, UNIDIR, an inter-governmental organization within the UN, conducts research on disarmament and security with the aim of assisting the international community in their disarmament thinking, decisions and efforts.
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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA): IAEA and DPRK
The IAEA is the world's center of cooperation in the nuclear field. It was set up as the world's "Atoms for Peace" organization in 1957 within the United Nations family. The web page of IAEA and DPRK explains the nuclear issue in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO)
KEDO was created in 1995 to advance the implementation of the Agreed Framework between the United States and the DPRK, under which the DPRK agreed to freeze and ultimately dismantle its existing nuclear program. Through its activities, KEDO is contributing to a stronger international nuclear non-proliferation regime, while improving the prospects for lasting peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and beyond.
International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGOs), Research Institutes, Non-State Actors
Korean Friendship Association (KFA)
The webpage of the Friendship Association for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Disarmament Documentation - Acronym Institute
The Acronym Institute was set up in November 1995 in London under the name 'Disarmament Intelligence Review'. In April 1997 they became sole publishers of Disarmament Diplomacy, a monthly journal of news, documentation and opinion pieces on disarmament and arms control negotiations.
Korean Peace Campaign: Korean Peace Committee
A New Zealand-based campaign organised by Korean Peace Committee to promote peace on the Korean peninsula and to advocate resolution of issues between the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on the basis of peaceful negotiation between states in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.
Northeast Asia Peace and Security Network (NAPSNet)
NAPSNet is a non-governmental information network launched by the Nautilus Institute in November 1993. NAPSNet aims to bring together non-proliferation specialists, regional security experts, non-governmental organizations, and a variety of other interested parties in Asia, North America, and elsewhere in the world.
Local Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs), Civil Society Organisations, Research Institutes, Non-State Actors
Academy of Korean Studies
The Academy, founded by the government of the Republic of Korea in June 1978, is at the forefront of research in social sciences in Korea and its primary aim is overcoming the ethical confusion that has emerged alongside rapid industrialization.
Korea Institute for Defense Analyses (KIDA)
KIDA is a government-funded, public research institute that addresses a wide range of defense issues concerning the Korean Peninsula and beyond. Established in 1979, KIDA has actively assisted defense policy-making in diverse areas.
Research Institute for New Korea (RINK)
RINK is a non-profit and non-partisan organization established in 1991 for the purpose of preparing for reunified Korea.
Articles, Papers, Reports, Agreements
DPRK - Requisites for Resolving the Nuclear Question by Ambassador Li Gun
(Li Gun Deputy DPRK Representative to the 6-Party Talks December 16, 2003)
The paper was prepared for the Center for National Policy as part of a project aimed at providing opportunity for members of the US policy-making community and others to contribute insights to the resolution of the problem posed by the existence of nuclear capacity in North Korea.
Progress in the Six-Party Talks (13 July 2004)
Sth Korean government release outlining then-latest progress on 6 party talks on North Krean nuclearisation
Korean War (Historical Background)
Korea and United Nations: The Permanent Missions of the Republic of Korea to the UN.
There is a short introduction of South Korean history’s relation with the UN from the Korean Wars at the Introduction page.
UN Security Council Resolution 82 (June 1950)
The United Nations intervened, under Security Council resolution 82, by sending armed forces to Korean Peninsula.
North-South Joint Declaration on 15 June 2000: Uriminzokkiri
This is an English version of North-South Joint Declaration on 15 June 2000 by DPRK at Uriminzokkiri
Spirit of the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration: Uriminzokkiri
DPRK’s view on the Declaration at Uriminzokkiri