Special Report: Potential Sources of Opposition to a U.S. Troop Withdrawal from South Korea

An NCNK Special Report by Larry Niksch

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North Korea in the World

New data on 20 years of high-level North Korean diplomatic delegations

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Korean War POW/MIA Accounting Efforts

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

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

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NCNK Statement on the Late Ellsworth Culver

October 9, 2019

NCNK staff are shocked and upset to learn about allegations of sexual abuse by the late Ellsworth Culver, a co-founder of NCNK as well as a co-founder and former president of Mercy Corps, NCNK’s parent organization ... | 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


ROK-U.S. Cooperation in an Era of U.S.-China Strategic Competition

Wilson Center
Washington, DC
November 18, 2019 | 1:00 PM

Discussing North Korea Policy

Sejong Society
Washington, DC
November 18, 2019 | 6:00 PM

The 2019 Korea Global Forum: Envisioning a Peace Regime Process for the Korean Peninsula

U.S. Institute of Peace, Sejong Institute, and ROK Ministry of Unification
Washington, DC
November 20, 2019 | 1:00 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.