Non-Resident Research Fellow
Mitch Shin is a Non-Resident Research Fellow of the Institute for Security & Development Policy (ISDP), Stockholm Korea Center. He is the Chief Koreas Correspondent at The Diplomat where he covers national security and foreign affairs of the two Koreas. Mr. Shin is currently an M.A. candidate in International Affairs at King’s College London. He received a bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Utah. Before he joined the team, he covered local news of South Korea as a news reporter at Asia Times. He also worked as a news assistant for contributors working with Deutsche Welle and Al Jazeera. Mr. Shin’s main research areas are emerging defense and security technologies, deterrence, non-proliferation, and security and conflict of the two Koreas.
Publications by Mitch Shin
Korean Peninsula Tensions Escalate Amid a Return to Old School Policies
Introduction: South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin met his U.S. counterpart Antony Blinken on Monday in Washington, D.C. The meeting came three weeks after a summit meeting in Seoul between […]
Has Moon Jae-in’s North Korea Peace Process Failed?
Introduction: Since the current South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office in May 2017, he has strived to engage in talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to deescalate […]
What to Expect From Yoon Suk-yeol’s Policy on North Korea
Introduction: The election of Yoon Suk-yeol, the candidate of the conservative People Power Party, in South Korea’s presidential election on March 9 was an explicit signal for countries involved in […]
What to Make of Kim Yo Jong’s Verbal Attack of South Korea’s Defense Minister
Introduction: Kim Yo Jong, the powerful sister of the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and a leading voice on inter-Korean relations, said on Sunday that “South Korea may face […]
Seoul Says North Korea Didn’t Test Hwasong-17 ICBM After All
Introduction: North Korea claims that it successfully tested its new Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which first appeared in a military parade in October 2020, on March 24, eight days after another […]
How Will the Ukraine War Affect the Korean Peninsula?
Introduction: The arms race on the Korean Peninsula will linger following the Ukraine crisis. North Korea tested a cruise missile as part of an effort to develop its reconnaissance satellite system on […]
Nearly Three-Quarters of South Koreans Support Nuclear Weapons Development
Introduction: Since South Korean President Moon Jae-in reactivated his progressive predecessors’ peace process on the Korean Peninsula, an arms build-up has been off Moon’s table. However, nuclear talks and inter-Korean […]
Biden Must Recalibrate Policy on North Korea
Introduction: After North Korea notched a record-breaking month for missile tests in January, many experts have explained the series of launches by saying that North Korea is trying to draw […]
North Korea Conducts Its Sixth Round of Missile Tests This Month
Introduction: North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles (SRBM) off its east coast on Thursday. according to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JSC). Today’s test – North […]
After Resuming Trade With China, North Korea Fires Another 2 Ballistic Missiles
Introduction: North Korea fired two missiles eastward from Sunan Airfield in Pyongyang on Monday, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). The missiles – suspected to be short-range ballistic […]