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):

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.pdf
September 9, 2009: 2009-9-09-foreign-assistance-to-north-korea.pdf
May 26, 2005: 2005-5-26-foreign-assistance-to-north-korea.pdf

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.pdf
January 20, 2011: nuclear-technical-issues-2011. pdf
December 16, 2009: nucleartechnicalissues-2010.pdf
May 26, 2009: technical-issues-5-2009.pdf

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

Imports from North Korea: Existing Rules,Implications of the KORUS FTA, and the Kaesong Industrial Complex
June 2, 2011: Imports-from-North-Korea-2011.pdf

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

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.pdf

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.pdf

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

North Korean Ballistic Missile Threat
January 24, 2008: ballisticmisslethreat.pdf

North Korean Refugees in China
September 26, 2007:  refugeesinprc.pdf

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

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

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

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

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

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