Professor Easley published an article in the Korean Social Science Journal examining how the DPRK has challenged Asia’s regional order, at times driving some actors apart and others together. These trends are both explained by and reflected in North Korean national identity, which is not monolithic, either in its projection from Pyongyang or in the perception of international observers.
“North Korean Identity as a Challenge to East Asia’s Regional Order,” Korean Social Science Journal, Vol. 44, No. 1 (Summer 2017), pp. 51-71.
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.