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[Chosun Weekly] 2013-05-13

Jang Ji-Hyang [Chosun Weekly] “A Reputation for Consistency is Essential in Games”

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Before and After aerial footage of the Al Kibar nuclear reactor destroyed in 2007 by Israel. (Photo, AP)

As part of a special series on Israel, Dr. Jang Ji-Hyang, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Center, writes in an op-ed for the Chosun Weekly about what South Korea can learn from the Israeli model of deterrence. Drawing on game theory, Dr. Jang explains the role of consistency and reputation-building in framing player interactions.

*This article is in Korean

About Experts

Jang Ji-Hyang
Jang Ji-Hyang

Middle East and North Africa Program / Center for Regional Studies

Dr. JANG Ji-Hyang is a senior fellow in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Program at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Dr. Jang also serves as a policy advisor on Middle East issues to South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 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 Islam, Islamic finance, comparative democratization, 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) 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.