Pyongyang is the capital and largest city. The history of present-day Korea began with the foundation of Gojoseon in 2333 BC by the mythic king Dangun, but no archaeological evidence and writing was found from this period.
The North Korea Peace Museum is in the building constructed to house the signing of the Korean War Armistice Agreement on 27 July 1953. It is located in the former village of Panmunjom (P'anmunjŏm) in North Hwanghae Province, North Korea. 
- 조선민주주의인민공화국 평화박물관
- Joseon Minjujuui Inmin Gongkwaguk Pyeonghwa Bangmulgwan
- Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk P'yŏnghwa Pangmulgwan
The Korean War was a major conflict of the Cold War and among the most destructive conflicts of the modern era, with approximately 3 million war fatalities and a larger proportional civilian death toll than World War II or the Vietnam War.
- Research Work on Human Rights Issues
- Major Conferences
HRNK was founded in 2001 by a group of foreign policy and human rights specialists to fill a gap in non-governmental expertise on North Korea. Well-established organizations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch initially found it difficult to incorporate North Korea, about which information is frequently difficult to obtain, into their models of research and advocacy. In 2003 HRNK released the first edition of The Hidden Gulag by David Hawk. This was the first...
From its inception, HRNK claims itself to be a non-partisan holder of expertise on North Korea in the United States. Early members of the Board of Directors include figures such as Chuck Downs, Nicholas Eberstadt (of the American Enterprise Institute, conservative think-tank), Carl Gershman (president of National Endowment for Democracy), Morton I. Abramowitz (former president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace think-tank), and Samantha Power (one of the Obama administration's...
Testimony in the U.S. Congress
In September 2011, HRNK executive director Greg Scarlatoiu testified at a hearingof the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights, entitled "Human Rights in North Korea: Challenges and Opportunities". Scarlatoiu emphasized the flow of information into North Korea, recommending on behalf of HRNK that "the United States should continue to expand radio broadcasting into North Korea and encourage other efforts that provide information directly to the North Kore...
HRNK released its publication, Taken: North Korea's Criminal Abduction of Citizens of Other Countries, to a crowd of 150 people in Washington, D.C. on May 5, 2011. Taken is a study that documents North Korean abductions, which total over 180,000 abductees, and exposes the breadth and scope of North Korea's actions.
HRNK, The International Coalition to Stop Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea, and Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation hosted the presentation of "Trapped in North Korea's Gulag:The Story of Oh Kil-nam and His Family" on November 6, 2011. The event featured Dr. Oh Kil-nam and was delivered at the Mike and Maureen Mansfield Foundation. HRNK executive director spoke at the panel presentation. HRNK released its publication, Hidden Gulag Second Edition: Political Prison Camp...
HRNK released the first comprehensive study of North Korea's discriminatory social classification system, Marked for Life: Songbun, North Korea's Social Classification System, to a group of 200 people at the American Enterprise Institute on June 6, 2012. As a starting point, this report recommended that North Korea allow the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the United Nations Special Rapporteur in North Korea full, free, and unimpeded access, so that they ca...
"Hidden Gulag" Conference
At the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, D.C., HRNK hosted its first major conference on the "Hidden Gulag", addressing North Korea's prison system, on April 10, 2012. HRNK launched its publication, the second edition of The Hidden Gulagby former Amnesty International Executive Director and human rights specialist David Hawk, at the conference The conference attracted significant media attention, including an editorial in The Washington Post that touted the confere...
"A Call for Action" Conference
HRNK organized a conference at the Simon Wiesenthal Center at the Museum of Tolerance on October 12, 2012, on "North Korea's Political Prisoner Camp System and the Plight of North Korean Refugees: A Call for Action". HRNK's Executive Director and members of the Board of Directors spoke at the conference and provided education on North Korea. Additionally, HRNK arranged for speakers Rabbi Abraham Cooper, The Honorable Howard Berman, The Honorable Brad Sherman, The Honorable Ed...
"Heart of Darkness" Conference
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center and HRNK hosted a conference calling for the dismantlement of North Korea's political prison camps at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, IL on November 6, 2013. HRNK provided the speakers, coordinated for the event, invited the Korean American community in the Chicago area, and presented talks on North Korea's political prison camps system. This conference was delivered to 300 people, including Korean...
HRNK has released 56 publications on North Korean human rights, on independent research, the testimony of North Korean escapees, and satellite imagery analysis. The most recent publications have addressed the reports of changes in the prison camps, the North Korean security apparatus, North Korea's "songbun" social classification system, and the DP...
The Ryugyong Hotel ( Korean : 류경호텔; sometimes spelled as Ryu-Gyong Hotel ), or Yu-Kyung Hotel,  is an unfinished, topped-out 330-metre-tall (1,080 ft) pyramid -shaped skyscraper in Pyongyang, North Korea. Its name ("capital of willows ," 柳京 in Hanja) is also one of the historical names for Pyongyang. 
A seismic source is a device that generates controlled seismic energy used to perform both reflection and refraction seismic surveys. A seismic source can be simple, such as dynamite, or it can use more sophisticated technology, such as a specialized air gun.
The Oklahoma City bombing was a domestic terrorist truck bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, on April 19, 1995, the second anniversary of the end to the Waco siege.