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Missile Deployments on the Korean Peninsula: An Accelerating Arms Race
Introduction South Korea’s significant improvements in its conventional force capabilities are an important driver of North Korean efforts to accelerate its development of more advanced ballistic missile and...
North Korea’s Economy is Recentralised and China-reliant
Link to the original article on East Asia Forum’s website. In North Korea, many enjoy making money for themselves by selling products in private markets. Under Kim Jong-un,...
Winds of Change in South Korea’s Gender Debate
…People Power Party (PPP) Lee Jun-seok. In July, he called for the abolition of both the Ministry of Gender Equality & Family and the Ministry of Unification, claiming they no…
Hyeong Woo Lee
Former Visiting Fellow
North Korean Nationalism: Reading the Paleolithic Text
North Korea, after over seven decades since establishment, continues to be poorly understood. The paucity of knowledge regarding the country is not only a matter of the lack...
Not a Sovereignty Issue: Understanding the Transition of Military Operational Control between the United States and South Korea
...October 2009 and March 2012. In 2010, U.S. President Barack Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung Bak agreed to delay OPCON transition to December 2015. However, as North Korea...
After North Korea’s Nuclear Test: The Dilemma of Response
...accorded to strengthening sanctions and other countermeasures, it is ultimately only dialogue that will bring about a longer-term resolution of the nuclear crisis, argue Sangsoo Lee and Alec Forss. North...
The Oscar-winning Chinese American Director Chloé Zhao
…losing everything during the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad”. Ms. Zhao reminds of the Taiwan-born director Ang Lee, who grew…
It’s Time for the European Union to Talk to North Korea
...Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) Mario Esteban , Senior Analyst, Real Instituto Elcano (RIE) Lucia Husenicova , Director, Institute of Asian Studies Sangsoo Lee , Senior Research Fellow & Head of...
A Reset for U.S.-DPRK Relations: The Path Ahead
...He is Distinguished Military Fellow at ISDP. Sangsoo Lee is Head and Alec Forss Project Coordinator at ISDP’s Korea Center. © The Institute for Security and Development Policy, 2018. This...