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[NKNEWS] 2017-09-20

Trump threatens to “destroy” North Korea: experts react

About Experts

Go Myong-Hyun
Go Myong-Hyun

Risk, Information & Social Policy Program / Research Division

Dr. GO Myong-Hyun 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 latest publications include “In China’s Shadow: Exposing North Korean Overseas Network” (2016) and "The Prevalence of Deaths and Disease in Chongori Prison" (in Korean. 2017). Dr. Go is widely cited by the international media on North Korea, with special focus on the economy, sanctions, and the regime’s long term strategy. Dr. Go is a Munich Young Leader of Munich Security Conference 2015, and received his Ph.D. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

Cha Du Hyeogn
Cha Du Hyeogn

Research Division

Dr. CHA Du Hyeogn is a North Korea Study expert who has shown various research performances on North Korean Politics and Military, U.S.-ROK Alliance, and National Crisis Management, etc. He is the Senior Foreign Affairs Advisor to the Governor of GyeongGi Provincial Government. He also has served as a Visiting Scholar of Korea Institute for National Unification (2015-2017), the Executive Vice President of the Korea Foundation from June 2011 to September 2014. He was also a Research Fellow at the Korea Institute for Defense Analyses (KIDA, 1989~2012) and the Acting Secretary for Crisis Information to the ROK President (2008). He has worked more than 20 years in KIDA as various positions including Director of Defense Issues Task force (2005~2006), Director of Arms Control Researches (2007), Director of North Korea Researches(2009). Dr. Cha received his M.A. and Ph.D. degree of Political Science from Yonsei University. He has written more than 80 research papers and co-authored books on diverse fields of security and International relations. He has advised for various governmental organizations and now advises for Ministry of National Unification.

Leif-Eric Easley
Leif-Eric Easley

Research Division

Dr. Leif-Eric EASLEY is a visiting research fellow at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Dr. Easley is also an assistant 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.