Asan in the News

[Arirang Radio]  2015-10-30

“12th Korea-Middle East Cooperation Forum Held in Seoul This Week” 

Our commentator Dr. Jang participated as a speaker in the the Forum.

1. What is the main theme of “12th Korea-Middle East Cooperation Forum” for this year? Tell us more about the Forum.

2. You were one of the speakers at the Forum. What was your panel about? Your key argument?

3. What can be the policy recommendations after your somewhat ‘pessimistic’ analysis, then?

4. What is Korea’s position as a globally responsible actor in this conflict and crisis-driven Middle East?

* Good Morning Seoul (Oct 30, 2015)

About Experts

Jang Ji-Hyang
Jang Ji-Hyang

Center for Regional Studies

Dr. JANG Ji-Hyang is a senior fellow and director of the Center for Middle East and North Africa at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Dr. Jang served as a policy advisor on Middle East issues to South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2012-2018). Previously, Dr. Jang taught comparative and Middle East politics at Seoul National University, Yonsei University, Ewha Woman’s University, and the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. Her research interests include political economy of the Middle East and North Africa, political Islam, comparative democratization, terrorism, and state-building. Dr. Jang is the author of numerous books and articles, including The Arab Spring: Will It Lead to Democratic Transitions?(with Clement M. Henry (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan 2013), “Disaggregated ISIS and the New Normal of Terrorism” (Asan Issue Brief 2016), “Islamic Fundamentalism” (International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences 2008), and a Korean translation of Fawaz Gerges’ Journey of the Jihadist: Inside Muslim Militancy (Asan Institute 2011). Dr. Jang received a B.A. in Turkish studies and M.A. in political science from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Texas at Austin.