Asan in the News

[South China Morning Post]  2016-12-11

How does North Korea’s Kim react to crisis in the South? He blows up the ‘Blue House’

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Leif-Eric Easley
Leif-Eric Easley

Foreign Policy Program

Dr. Leif-Eric EASLEY is a international research fellow in the Foreign Policy Program 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.