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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Military and Security Developments Involving the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Categories: Arms Control,Asia,Korea,Nuclear Arms

Discusses the military threat posed by North Korea due to its nuclear weapons development program and its provocative and destabilizing behavior in an annual report mandated by Congress.  From the Defense Department


Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Korea,United Nations

Documents human rights abuses by the North Korean government and calls upon the UN Security Council to refer the matter to the International Criminal Court.  Includes links to the report, the detailed findings of the commission, questions and answers about the report, and background information about the members.  Loads slowly.  From the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.


USS Pueblo: LBJ Considered Nuclear Weapons, Naval Blockade, Ground Attacks in Response to 1968 North Korean Seizure of Navy Vessel

Categories: Communism,History,Korea,Spying/Intelligence

A set of 25 recently declassified documents that reveal the responses considered by the U.S. government to the seizure by North Korea of the spy ship USS Pueblo.  The loss of the ship and its equipment is considered by some to have caused more harm to National Security Agency code secrets than the Snowden disclosures.   Posted by the National Security Archive


Guest Worker Programs

Discusses guest worker programs in 13 countries and also provides information on the European Union’s Proposal for a Directive on Seasonal Employment.  The country surveys cover such topics as guest worker recruitment and sponsorship, visa conditions and quotas, and the availability of a path to permanent status.  From the Law Library of Congress


Global Manufacturing: Foreign Government Programs Differ in Some Key Respects From Those in the United States

Categories: Canada,Germany,Japan,Korea,Manufacturing

In a time when developed countries are losing manufacturing facilities and jobs to developing countries, this report examines government programs for saving manufacturing in other advanced economies, and the key differences between those programs and U.S. efforts.  Based on programs in Canada, Germany, Japan, and South Korea.  From the Government Accountability Office


Ballistic Missile Defense in the Asia-Pacific Region: Cooperation and Opposition

Categories: Asia,Defense/Military,Japan,Korea,Nuclear Arms

Describes U.S. missile policy in the Asia-Pacific region, the threat posed by North Korea’s missile program, the challenges and risks of expanding ballistic missile cooperation with allies and issues for Congress, including foreign military sales.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Military and Security Developments Involving the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Categories: Defense/Military,Korea

Latest annual report on the current and future military power of North Korea.  From the Defense Department


Reading the North Korean Tea Leaves: The Perpetual Struggle to Fathom Pyongyang’s Motives and Goals

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History,Korea

A collection of 14 declassified (mostly) State Department documents that describe U.S. efforts to decipher North Korean motives during the 1990s.  From the National Security Archive


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