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News Sources

Northwest Asia Peace and Security Network Daily Report http://www.nautilus.org/napsnet/dr/index.html
This site includes daily summaries on relevant stories from newspapers and news agencies from South Korea, North Korea, Russia, China, and the United States.

Korea Central News Agency (website based in Japan)
http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm
This is the official DPRK news agency.

Korea Information Service
http://www.korea.net/
This is the official ROK information service.

Articles and Reports Focusing on Current U.S.-Korean Tensions

"North Korea: A Nuclear Threat. Is Kim Jong Il ready to provoke a regional crisis? An exclusive account of what Pyongyang really wants," by Selig S. Harrison, October 16, 2006:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15175633/site/newsweek/from/ET/

"Producing Security Dilemma out of Uncertainty: The North Korean Nuclear Crisis," by Jae-Jung Suh: http://einaudi.cornell.edu/activities/working.asp?view=24

Korea Policy Institute statement on the North Korea nuclear test, October 10, 2006: http://kpolicy.org/documents/policy/061010nknucleartest.pdf

NCNK Report on Economic Sanctions: http://www.ncnk.org/resolveuid/a2393726d40e0cb4ade17e8d8c40e846

"Pyongyang 1, Bush 0," by John Feffer:
http://fpif.org/fpiftxt/3581

"North Korea's Bomb: A Technical Assessment":
http://www.fas.org/blog/ssp/2006/10/north_koreas_bomb_a_technical_2.php

"Technical Analysis of the DPRK Nuclear Test," by Jungmin Kang and Peter Hayes:
http://www.nautilus.org/fora/security/0689HayesKang.html

Foreign Policy in Focus
http://www.foreignpolicy-infocus.org/indices/regions/asia.html
This site includes a number of reports dealing with U.S. foreign policy towards North Korea and Korean unification.

Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) http://www.fcnl.org/issues/issue.php?issue_id=34
This site has several reports and includes frequently updated information on current discussions, hearings, and legislation in the US Congress on the issue of North Korea-US relations.

DPRK Briefing Book
http://www.nautilus.org/DPRKBriefingBook/index.html
This includes links to policy and briefing papers on the 1994 Framework Agreement between the U.S. and DPRK, U.S. policy towards North Korea, North Korea’s economy and nuclear program.

Korea Web Weekly
http://www.kimsoft.com/korea.htm
This is an independent web site featuring commentaries on contemporary political developments as well as links to news sources, books, and official statements.

Minjok-Tongshin English Edition
http://www.minjok.com/english/index.php3

Articles and Reports Focusing on North Korea

Pyongyang Report
http://www.vuw.ac.nz/~caplabtb/dprk/pyr_index.html
Pyongyang Report is an independent newsletter published every two to three months.

Pyongyang Square
http://www.pyongyangsquare.com
This is an independent web site covering DPRK related political and economic developments.

DPRK Briefing Book
http://www.nautilus.org/DPRKBriefingBook/index.html
The Briefing Book offers links to policy and briefing papers on the 1994 Framework Agreement between the U.S. and DPRK, U.S. policy towards North Korea, North Korea’s economy and nuclear program.

CanKor
http://www.cankor.ligi.ubc.ca
CanKor offers a weekly e-clipping service of news and analysis of the DPRK.

North Korea Zone
http://www.nkzone.org/nkzone/

General Background on South Korea and North Korea

KoreaWeb on North Korea
http://koreaweb.ws/7_dprk.html
This site includes links to news sources; reference works; cultural activities; economic, political, and social information; and research and policy documents.

KoreaWeb on South Korea
http://koreaweb.ws/15_rok.html
This site includes links to news sources; parties and organizations; economic, political, and social information; and research and policy documents.

Amnesty International's North Korea page
http://www.amnestyusa.org/countries/north_korea/index.do

Amnesty International's South Korea page
http://www.amnestyusa.org/countries/south_korea/index.do

Maps of the DPRK and the Korean Peninsula
http://www.vuw.ac.nz/~caplabtb/dprk/maps.htm

Articles and Documents Related to the Korean War

Text of the Korean War Armistice agreement signed July 27, 1953 http://www.july27.org/armistice_agreement.html

The Korean War Web Page
http://www.kimsoft.com/kr-war.htm
This site includes Western, South Korean, North Korean, and Chinese material on the war.

Korean War Web Resources-Mount Holyoke College http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/korea/korea.htm
This site includes a number of interviews and documents from the period.

No Gun Ri
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/media/nogunri/ http://www.henryholt.com/nogunri/documents.htm
Examination into U.S. Army massacre of Korean civilians near the bridge at No Gun Ri during the Korean War.

Organizations Promoting A New U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Korea

Alliance of Scholars Concerned About Korea
http://www.asck.org

Friends Committee on National Legislation http://www.fcnl.org/issues/issue.php?issue_id=34

Korea Policy Institute
http://www.kpolicy.org

Young Koreans United
http://www.ykuusa.org/english/front.html

The New Zealand Korean Peace Committee
http://www2.vuw.ac.nz/~caplabtb/kpc/

National Committee on North Korea
http://www.ncnk.org/

National Lawyers Guild Korean Peace Project
http://www.nlg.org/korea

Books on the Korean War, Korean Reunification, North Korea, and U.S.-Korean Relations

Charles K. Armstrong, The North Korean Revolution, 1945-1950, Columbia University Press, 2003.

Bruce Cumings, The Origins of the Korean War, Volume I, Princeton University Press, 1981.

Bruce Cumings, The Origins of the Korean War, Volume II, Princeton University Press, 1990.

Hugh Deane, The Korean War, 1945-53, China Books, 1999.

Stephen Endicott and Edward Hagerman, The United States and Biological Warfare: Secrets From the Early Cold War and Korea, Indiana University Press, 1998.

John Feffer, North Korea/South Korea, U.S. Policy and the Korean Peninsula, Seven Stories Press, 2003.

John Feffer, The Future of U.S.-Korean Relations, Routledge Press, 2006.

Roy Richard Grinker, Korea and its Futures: Unification and the Unfinished War, St. Martin’s Press, 1998.

Jon Halliday and Bruce Cumings, Korea: The Unknown War, Pantheon Books, 1988.

Selig S. Harrison, Korean Endgame: A Strategy For Reunification and U.S. Disengagement, Princeton University Press, 2002.

Martin Hart-Landsberg, Korea: Division, Reunification, and U.S. Foreign Policy, Monthly Review Press, 1998.

Chalmers A. Johnson, Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire, Metropolitan Books, 2000.

Katharine H.S. Moon, Sex Among Allies: Military Prostitution in U.S.-Korea Relations, Columbia University, 1997.

Leon V. Sigal, Disarming Strangers, Princeton University Press, 1999.

Allen S. Whiting, China Crosses the Yalu; The Decision To Enter The Korean War, Stanford University Press, 1968.

Videos/Movies

A State of Mind (2005)
http://www.astateofmind.co.uk

The Game of Their Lives (2002)
http://www.thegameoftheirlives.com

Homes Apart: Korea (1991)
http://www.twn.org/record.cgi?recno=46
Documentary of one man’s journey to find his lost sister in North Korea.

Joint Security Area (Korean with English subtitles; 2000)
http://www.mediacircus.net/jsa.html

Korea: The Unknown War (1990)
Six hour long videos, produced jointly by Thames of London Television and
PBS.

North Korea: Beyond the DMZ (2003).
http://www.twn.org/nkorea.html
One-hour documentary.

Pyongyang Diaries (1998)
http://www.frif.com/new98/pyongyan.html
One-hour documentary.

Welcome to Dongmakgol (2005)
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_movie_Welcome_to_Dongmakgol.php