Database on Inter-Korean Relations
Using fresh and policy-relevant historical data, the Database on Inter-Korean Relations informs and supports current and future efforts to peacefully reunify the Korean Peninsula and achieve reconciliation in post-unification Korea. The Database has been made possible through the generous support of the Korean Ministry of Unification.
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Korean War, 1950-1953
When North Korean troops invaded South Korea on June 25, 1950, the inter-Korean conflict entered its most bloody phase: the Korean War
Inter-Korean Relations after the War, 1954-1961
This collection explores inter-Korean relations in the years immediately following the Korean War
Inter-Korean Competition, 1961-1970
Consensus or dialogue between the two Koreas became extremely difficult in the 1960s.
Inter-Korean Dialogue, 1971-1972
The inter-Korean dialogue of 1971 and 1972 was an important but short-lived improvement in relations between North and South Korea.
Demise of Detente in Korea, 1973-1975
The signing of the historic July 4th, 1972, Joint Communique was followed by a swift downturn in inter-Korean relations.
Inter-Korean Dialogue, 1977-1980
The Carter Administration sought to revive the inter-Korean dialogue and, along with it, the spirit of detente in Korea.
1988 Seoul Olympic Games
When South Korea was awarded the 1988 Olympic Games, North Korea began an ambitious but failed effort to act as cohost.
Korea at the United Nations
Until 1991, the United Nations was a key battleground in the inter-Korean struggle for legitimacy and global recognition.
The Two Koreas and the Third World
During the Cold War, the two Koreas competed for recognition and legitimacy across the Third World.
Explore all of our documents on inter-Korean relations in one comprehensive collection.