Dr Sang Hyun Lee is a senior research fellow at the Sejong Institute in the Republic of Korea. He also serves as President of the Korea Nuclear Policy Society (KNPS). He received his B.A. and M.A. from Seoul National University and Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999. Dr Lee was a Visiting Fellow at ISDP February-March 2019.

He was a research fellow at the Korean Institute for International Studies (1987-88), the Korea Institute for Defense Analysis (1988-90), and policy advisor for Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of National Unification, and Ministry of National Defense. He has served as Director-General for Policy Planning, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) from May 2011 to April 2013.

His main research interests include international politics and security, Korea-U.S. relations, inter-Korean relations, nonproliferation, and East Asian security issues. His recent publications include: Trump Administration and ROK-US Relations (2017, co-authored), North Korea Under Kim Jong-un: Evaluating Past Five Years (2017, co-authored), Transformation of Northeast Asian Regional Order and South Korea’s Response (2017, co-authored), South Korea’s Next Administration: Its Foreign and Security Policy Agenda (2017, co-authored), South Korea’s National Security Strategy 2030 (2016, co-authored), “THAAD Deployment in Korea” (2016), South Korea’s Middle Power Diplomacy (2015, co-authored), and “U.S. Strategic Rebalancing Policy: Background, Structure, and Prospect” (2014).

Publications by Sang Hyun Lee