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Scholarly Publications

International Isolation and Regional Inequality: Evidence from Sanctions on North Korea

February 2018

This paper examines how the spatial distribution of economic activity evolved within North Korea during a period of economic sanctions.

Peace on a Knife's Edge: The Inside Story of Roh Moo-hyun's North Korea Policy

February 2018

Peace on a Knife’s Edge is the translation of Lee Jong-Seok's 2014 memoir of South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun's efforts to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula in the face of opposition at home...

Renegotiating the World Order: Institutional Change in International Relations

June 2017

Rising powers often seek to reshape the world order, triggering confrontations with those who seek to defend the status quo.

Other Publications

Assessing the Effectiveness of Alliance Responses to Regional and Global Threats

June 2018

From 31 January through 1 February 2018, Stanford University’s U.S.-Asia Security Initiative (USASI) and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF), gathered in Tokyo representatives from the government,...

Abe's Desperate Trip To Washington

June 2018

On June 7, 2018, Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe travels to the U.S. to meet with President Trump (the 4th such visit since the latter's election). Abe looks to influence the U.S.

The Peace Train Leaves The Station

March 2018

In a flurry of developments that left experts stunned, the long-stalled Korean peace train has suddenly left the station.

News

CVID approach to North Korea's nuclear program faces significant challenges

August 2018

The recent development of the North Korea's summit diplomacy and feasibility of CVID (Complete, Verifiable and Irreversible Dismantlement) of the nuclear program have received unprecedented...

Gi-Wook Shin on Korea

August 2018

Gi-Wook Shin, director of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, regularly writes on Korean affairs for Korean audience.

Siegfried Hecker's 'Solution' to North Korean Denuclearization - Interview with SisaIN (Korea)

July 2018

SisaIN: You suggested that the best way for denuclearization is to convert N.

Events

The Psychology of North Korea’s Kim Jong Un: The Measure of a Man

July 30, 2018

Dr. Kenneth Dekleva's talk is one of the first times that a leadership analysis/political psychology profile of North Korea's Kim Jong Un has been presented in an academic setting.

Future Visions: Challenges and Possibilities of Korean Studies in North America

June 14, 2018

This workshop is organized by the Korea Program of Stanford’s Walter H.

North Korea Summit Diplomacy: Round 2

April 19, 2018

After his secret meeting with President Xi Jinping of China in March, North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is set to meet with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea on April 27 at Peace House, south of the...

Projects

Tailored Engagement: Toward an Effective and Sustainable Inter-Korean Relations Policy

The already serious situation on the Korean Peninsula is worsening. North Korea is on a path to credibly threaten South Korea, Japan, U.S.
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Engaging North Korea

Rapidly changing circumstances continue to shape relations on the Korean peninsula and in East Asia.
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Teaching Resources on Korea

To promote a deeper understanding of Korean culture, history, and contemporary issues, we recommend the following diverse set of teaching resources and curriculum tools to bring Korea to life in K...
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Multimedia

Cybersecurity

May 2018

Data breaches. Malware. Theft of corporate secrets. Hacking of elections. As the world’s information has moved more and more online, so have the world’s crime, terrorists, and clandestine operations.

The North Korea Crisis

June 2017

Video and transcript from the joint CISAC/Shorenstein APARC panel discussion, "The North Korea Crisis," on May 30, 2017, with James Person, director of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation at the Center for Korean History and Public Policy; Gi-Wook...

Wind of Change? South Korea under the New Administration

May 2017

Video and transcript from the Shorenstein APARC Korea Program colloquium, "Wind of Change?

People

Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow
Joyce Lee Research Project Manager
Robert Carlin Visiting Scholar
Katharina Zellweger Visiting Scholar
Hye Sung Kim Visiting Scholar
Kyou-Hyun Kim Visiting Adjunct Professor 2017-18 Koret Fellow
Rylan Sekiguchi Manager of Curriculum and Instructional Design