Databases

The CSIS Beyond Parallel database offers a unique collection of datasets on North Korean provocations, U.S.-ROK military exercises, diplomacy, trade, finance, and other events related to Korean unification. A comparative analysis of different datasets can reveal important relationships between events and yield new insights that impact policy decisions.

All information in the database is searchable by date, event type, and related keywords. The data can also be downloaded into an exportable format such as an excel file or a pdf document.

Database: Donald Trump’s Skepticism of U.S. Troops in Korea Since 1990

A study of publicly available statements made by Donald Trump on the utility of alliances and U.S. troop commitments abroad to test the proposition that the President has a transactional view of alliances as opposed to a deep appreciation of both the security and non-security benefits afforded by these relationships.

Database: U.S.-DPRK Negotiations from 1990 to 2018

Negotiations over North Korea’s nuclear program have occurred for more than 25 years. This database explores the entire record of nuclear diplomacy between North Korea and the United States from 1990 to 2017.

Related Analysis:

25 Years of Negotiations and Provocations: North Korea and the United States

Negotiations over North Korea’s nuclear program have occurred for more than 25 years. This database explores the entire record of nuclear diplomacy between North Korea and the United States from 1990 to 2017. Read More

ROK Elections and DPRK Provocations

To study the relationship between North Korean provocations and South Korean elections, Beyond Parallel created a new database of events incorporating both presidential and national assembly elections from the Republic of Korea (ROK) over the last six decades.

Related Analysis:

DPRK Provocations Possible Around South Korean Elections

To study the relationship between North Korean provocations and South Korean elections, Beyond Parallel created a new database of events incorporating both presidential and national assembly elections from the Republic of Korea (ROK) over the last six decades. Read More

U.S. Elections and North Korean Provocations Since 1956

Beyond Parallel conducted a study of whether there are patterns to North Korean behavior around U.S. elections. To carry out this study we created a dataset of U.S. election events, incorporating both presidential and congressional midterm election years, and cross-tabulated this information with our original dataset on North Korean provocations over the same period.

Related Analysis:

North Korean Provocations Likely Around U.S. Presidential Election

Over the course of 30 elections since 1956, Beyond Parallel measured the period of time before or after an election in which a North Korean provocation happens and found the provocation window has grown more narrow over time. That is, North Korean missile/nuclear tests and other major kinetic provocations have clustered increasingly closer to U.S. elections. Read More

China-North Korea High Level Visits Since 1953

To examine the closeness of the China-North Korea relationship, Beyond Parallel created an original dataset of all high-level visits between the two countries from 1953 to the present.

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Dataset: China-North Korea High Level Visits Since 1953

Beyond Parallel created an original dataset of all high-level visits between the two countries from 1953 to the present to determine whether the number of high level visits over the last six decades could shed light on the current state of the relationship. Read More