CRS reports

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is the research branch of the US Congress and the number one information source for congressional staff.  The CRS is responsible for maintining updated research publications on numerous policy concerns, and below I will provide updated North Korea-related publications (organized by date):

The U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA): Provisions and Implementation
September 16, 2014: 2014-9-16-KORUS-Kaesong
June 2, 2011: Imports-from-North-Korea-2011

Iran-North Korea-Syria Ballistic Missile and Nuclear Cooperation 
April 16, 2014: 2014-4-16-Iran-Syria-Missile

Foreign Assistance to North Korea
April 2, 2014: 2014-4-2-foreign assistance
April 26, 2012: 2012-4-26-foreign-assistance
June 1, 2011: 2011-6-1-foreign-assistance
September 9, 2009: 2009-9-09-foreign-assistance-to-north-korea
May 26, 2005: 2005-5-26-foreign-assistance-to-north-korea

US – South Korea Relations
Feb 12, 2014: 2014-2-US-ROK-Relations
Arpil 26, 2013: 2013-4-US-ROK-Relations
December 8, 2010: 2010-12-US-ROK-Relations

North Korea: US Relations, Nuclear Diplomacy, and Internal Situation
January 15, 2014: DPRK-US-relations-internal-sit-2014-1-15
January 17, 2012: DPRK-US-relations-internal-sit-2012-1-17
June 17, 2011: DPRK-US-relations-internal-sit-2011-6-17
November 10, 2010: DPRK-US-relations-internal-sit-2010-11-10
May 26, 2010:  DPRK-US-relations-internal-sit-2010-5-26

North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons: Technical Issues
February 29, 2012: nuclear-technical-issues-2012-2-29
January 20, 2011: nuclear-technical-issues-2011
December 16, 2009: nucleartechnicalissues-2010
May 26, 2009: technical-issues-5-2009

Kim Jong-il’s Death: Implications for North Korea’s Stability and U.S. Policy
December 22, 2011: KJI-death-policy-options-CRS

The Kaesong North-South Industrial Complex
March 17, 2011: Kaesong-complex-2011
February 14, 2008: kaesongcomplex

North Korea’s 2009 Nuclear Test: Containment, Monitoring, Implications
November 24, 2010:  DPRK-2009-nuclear-test
April 2, 2010: DPRK-2009-nuclear-test-2010-4-2

UN Resolution 1874 Implementation (Sen. Lugar)
October 22, 2010:  UN-1874-implementation

North Korea: Legislative Basis for U.S. Economic Sanctions
September 29, 2010: Legislative-basis-9-2010

North Korea: Back on the Terrorism List?
June 29, 2010:  DPRK-back-on-terrorism-list

North Korea’s Second Nuclear Test: Implications of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1874
April 15, 2010: DPRK-second-nuclear-test-2010-4-15
July 1, 2009: dprk_nucleartest_unscr_1874

North Korea: Economic Leverage and Policy Analysis
Formerly:
The North Korean Economy: Leverage and Policy Analysis
January 22, 2010: economic leverage-2010
August 14, 2009: economic-leverage-2009
June 4, 2009: economic-leverage-2009a
August 26, 2008: northkoreaneconomy
March 4, 2008: dprkeconomy

China-North Korea Relations
January 22, 2010: prc-dprk-relations

North Korea: Terrorism List Removal?
January 6, 2010: listremoval1-6-10
February 2, 2009: listremoval09-1
July 10, 2008: terrorismlistremoval
January 14, 2008: terrorismlistremoval

North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Development and Diplomacy
January 5, 2010: nuclearweapons-1-5-10

North Korea Counterfeiting US Currency
June 12, 2009: 2009-counterfeiting-us-currency
March 22, 2006: counterfeiting-us-currency

US Assistance to North Korea:
May 20, 2009: assistance-09
December 24, 2008: usassistance08
July 31, 2008: usassistance
February 11, 2005: us-assistance-to-north-korea-fact-sheet

North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons
May 5, 2009: nuclearweapons-09
May 4,2009: nuclear-development-anddiplomacy
January 21, 2008: nuclearweapons
October 5, 2006:  nuclearprogram

Congress and U.S. Policy on North Korean Human Rights and Refugees: Recent Legislation and Implementation
October 22, 2008: nkhr

North Korean Crime for Profit Activities
August 25, 2008: crimeforprofit
February 16, 2007: 2007-2-16-crime-for-profit-activities

North Korea’s Abduction of Japanese Citizens and the Six-Party Talks
March 19, 2008: japaneseabductions

North Korean Ballistic Missile Threat
January 24, 2008: ballisticmisslethreat

North Korean Refugees in China
September 26, 2007:  refugeesinprc

North Korean Provocative Actions, 1950-2007
April 20, 2007: 2007-4-20-provocative-actions-1950-2007

Drug Trafficking and North Korea: Issues for US Policy
January 25, 2007: 2007-1-25-drug-trafficking-and-north-korea-issues-for-us-policy

North Korea: Economic Sanctions
October 17, 2006: 2006-10-17-north-koreaeconomic-sanctions
January 24, 2003: northkorea-economicsanctions

Chronology of Events
January 24, 2005: north-korea-a-chronology-of-evnets

More CRS reports can be found on the US State Department’s web site here.

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