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On May 31, 2016, Dr. Leif-Eric Easley of the Center for Foreign Policy and National Security delivered a lecture on East Asia regional security to a multinational group of officers visiting the Asan Institute from the UK Advanced Command and Staff Course (ACSC). Discussion focused on political and economic conditions inside North Korea, China’s foreign policy, and the trajectory of the U.S.-ROK alliance.

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Leif-Eric Easley
Leif-Eric Easley

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr. Leif-Eric EASLEY is a visiting research fellow at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Dr. Easley is also an associate professor of International Studies at Ewha Womans University where he teaches international security and political economics. His research interests include contested national identities and changing levels of trust in the bilateral security relationships of Northeast Asia. He was the Northeast Asian History Fellow at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) at Stanford University. He was also a visiting scholar at Yonsei University and the University of Southern California’s Korean Studies Institute. He is actively involved in US-Asia dialogues (Track II diplomacy) with the Asan Institute and the Pacific Forum-Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Dr. Easley received his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in government from Harvard University.