Korea on the World Stage: Elections and International Affairs in the Time of Coronavirus
April 16, 2020 — Mason Richey, a contributing writer of Asia Society Korea and an associate professor of international politics at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies led a roundtable discussion with Duyeon Kim, a Senior Advisor at International Crisis Group, and Dr. Myong-Hyun Go, a research fellow at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, covering overall issues that Korea is undergoing nowadays, including COVID-19, the general election of 2020, and the ROK-U.S. alliance, etc.
Duyeon Kim is Senior Advisor for Northeast Asia and Nuclear Policy at the International Crisis Group. Her writings have appeared in leading publications including Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and World Politics Review and her commentary appears in global media including CNN, BBC, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Guardian. She is also a Columnist with the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security. Previously, she was an Associate in the Nuclear Policy and Asia Programs at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and as a Senior Fellow and Deputy Director for Non-Proliferation at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. Kim serves on the Board of Directors of the bilateral Korea-America Association, and as a member of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific, the National Committee on North Korea, and the Fissile Materials Working Group.
Dr. Myong-Hyun Go is a research fellow at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Previously, Dr. Go was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles, Neuropsychiatry Institute. His research applies quantitative perspectives to traditional and non-traditional security issues. Dr. Go’s publications include “The Rise of Phantom Traders: Russian Oil Exports to North Korea” (2018), "Kidnapping as Foreign Policy: North Korea’s History of State Sponsored Abductions" (2018). Dr. Go received his Ph.D. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School.
Mason Richey is associate professor of international politics at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Seoul, South Korea), as well as contributing writer to Asia Society Korea. Dr. Richey has also held positions as a POSCO Visiting Research Fellow at the East-West Center (Honolulu, HI) and a DAAD Scholar at the University of Potsdam. His research focuses on U.S. and European foreign and security policy as applied to the Asia-Pacific. Recent scholarly articles have appeared (inter alia) in Pacific Review, Asian Security, Global Governance, and Foreign Policy Analysis. Shorter analyses and opinion pieces have been published in War on the Rocks, Le Monde, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, and Forbes, among other venues.