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Oral History Archive: The 1994 US-DPRK Agreed Framework

Oral History Archive: The 1994 US-DPRK Agreed Framework

On October 21, 1994, the United States and North Korea signed an agreement--the Agreed Framework--calling upon Pyongyang to denuclearize in exchange for two light water reactors. An international consortium called the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO) was formed to implement the agreement. The Agreed Framework ended an 18-month crisis during which North Korea announced its intention to withdraw from the nuclear [Read More]

Satellite Imagery

The North Korean Navy Acquires a »

The North Korean Navy Acquires a New Submarine

A review of commercial satellite imagery from 2010 until the present covering North Korea’s submarine bases and building shipyards has revealed the [Read More]

Human Security

A Human Rights Dialogue with North Korea: Real or Illusory? A Human Rights »

Workers' Party Secretary Kang Sok Ju in Bern, Switzerland as part of his recent European [Read More]

North Korea Responds to the UN Commission of Inquiry North Korea »

DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong at the United Nations (Photo: UN/Kim Haughton) The UN [Read More]

After the COI: Four Next Steps After the COI: Four »

With the March 26, 2014 adoption by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) of a new resolution [Read More]

Credit for photo of young North Korean girl: T.M. All rights reserved, used with permission.