Dr. Park Chang-kwoun was a visiting fellow at ISDP between April 1 – September 30, 2014. 

Dr. Park Chang Kwoun is a retired South Korean Navy Captain. He is a senior research fellow at the Center for Security and Strategic Studies at KIDA, the Korea Institute for Defence Analyses. He graduated from the ROK Naval Academy in 1981 and received Ph.D in Political Science at the University of Missouri-Columbia in the United States. He worked at the Policy and Strategy division of the Ministry of National Defense and as Joint Chief of Staff for five years, and commanded patrol ships and LST in the Navy. He joined KIDA in 2003 and worked as a director of the Center for Security and Strategic Studies from 2007 to 2008 and Chief of Defense Strategy Studies from 2009 to 2012. He has published an annual report on Korea’s Security and Defense Strategy since 2009 with others and authored many books, including Future of the U.S.-China Relations andROK’s Security in 2010, Mid- and Long Term Security Strategy of South Korea and Future Directions for Its Defense Development in 2011, and Strengthening Extended Deterrence for the ROK-US Alliance in 2012. He has also written many articles on defense and strategy, including “ROK-US Cooperation in Preparing for Hostile Actions by North Korea in Possessing of Nuclear Weapons” in 2010 and “Increasing North Korean Ballistic Missile Threats and South Korea’s Counter Strategies” in 2012.

Publications by Park Chang-kwoun