Asan in the News

[The Straits Times] 2018-09-21

Moon Jae-in’s nuclear diplomacy with North Korea a ‘dangerous gamble': Analysts

About Experts

Shin Beomchul
Shin Beomchul

Center for Security and Unification

Dr. SHIN Beomchul is a Senior Fellow at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Until March 2018, he served at the Korea National Diplomatic Academy as tenured professor. He also served for the ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the Director-General for Policy Planning from 2013 to 2016. Before he joined the Ministry, he was the Head of the North Korean Military Studies Research Division at the Korea Institute for Defense Analyses. Prior to that, he worked very closely with the Minister of National Defense of Korea as the Senior Policy Advisor in 2009 and 2010. He also has served in many advisory positions both at the National Security Council at the Office of the President and the National Assembly Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee. Dr. Shin is the author of several books on law and security, including North Korean Military: A Secret Report(2013) and International Law and the Use of Force (2008). He also has been publishing many other articles on Korea-U.S. alliance, Inter-Korea Relations, and Northeast Asian politics and security. Dr. Shin received his B.A. in Chungnam National University and did his graduate studies at Seoul National University, School of Law. He received his J.S.D.(Doctor of Judicial Science) from Georgetown University Law Center in 2007.

Cha Du Hyeogn
Cha Du Hyeogn

교류∙협력 이사, 한국국제교류재단

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 teaches in the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies, Kyunghee University.