Foreign Affairs

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

Negotiations over North Korea’s nuclear program have occurred for more than 25 years. There are few open-source studies that have explored the entire record of nuclear diplomacy between North Korea and the United States. In this dataset we collected information on negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea to see if there are any trends that could help shed light on the present nuclear conundrum. The data on bilateral and multilateral negotiations from 1990 to the present is drawn primarily from the U.S. Department of State archives and is supplemented by other primary and secondary sources. The database is only inclusive of information located in the public domain about official government meetings. It does not include track 1.5/2.0 dialogues, secret meetings, or private trips to Pyongyang. This information was cross-examined against our original dataset on North Korean provocations to draw conclusions about the relationship between negotiations and provocations.

U.S.-DPRK Negotiations 1990 to 2018