The Project

North Korea in the World is a joint project of the East-West Center (EWC) and the National Committee on North Korea (NCNK). It was created to provide researchers, policymakers, journalists, and the general public with easily-accessible information on the external diplomatic and economic relations of North Korea (formally known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or DPRK). The project aims to collect data from across a wide variety of sources, and to provide context to help its users better understand this data.

The North Korea in the World database will be updated as new information becomes available, and will periodically incorporate new features and datasets. We encourage readers with any questions or comments on the project to contact us with their inquiries.

NCNK and EWC would like to give special thanks to our North Korea in the World contributors, including Daniel Wertz, Esther Im and Jerry Ji.

This website is for informational purposes only, and NCNK and EWC assume no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. Any territorial delineations on the maps on this website are for reference purposes only, and should not be construed as endorsements of any territorial claims. Links to external websites are provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as an endorsement of the views therein; NCNK and EWC bear no responsibility for the content of external websites. NCNK/EWC Copyright 2021. All Rights Reserved.


About Us

The East-West Center is an independent, public, nonprofit educational and public diplomacy organization, which promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. Established by the US Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options. The Center’s Washington, DC office focuses on preparing the United States for an era of growing Asia Pacific prominence. More about the East West Center in Washington.

The National Committee on North Korea (NCNK) supports and facilitates principled engagement between the U.S. and North Korea in order to promote peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and to improve the lives of the North Korean people. NCNK is a non-governmental, non-partisan organization whose membership reflects a broad range of perspectives and subject-matter expertise related to North Korea. NCNK serves to share information among its members, advance their work, and provide the broader public with substantive and balanced information about North Korea. NCNK was founded in 2004 by Mercy Corps, a global aid and development organization. More about the National Committee on North Korea.