[WP24] North Korea and Community Building in East Asia

2012.03.19 Views 2012.03.19

[ARI Working Paper Series No. 24]



North Korea and Community Building in East Asia


 Scott Snyder and See-Won BYUN

Center for U.S.-Korea Policy, The Asia Foundation


Notes on Contributor

Scott Snyder is Director of the Center for U.S.-Korea Policy at The Asia Foundation and Adjunct Senior Fellow for Korea Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.  He is also Senior Associate at Pacific Forum CSIS.
Mr. Snyder joined The Asia Foundation as Country Representative of Korea in 2000 and moved to the Washington office in 2004.  Prior to joining the Foundation, he was an Asia Specialist in the Research and Studies Program of the U.S. Institute of Peace, and served as acting director of Asia Society's Contemporary Affairs Program.  He was the recipient of a Pantech Visiting Fellowship at Stanford University's Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center during 2005-2006, and received an Abe Fellowship, administered by the Social Sciences Research Council, in 1998-99.  Mr. Snyder has published numerous op-ed pieces and journal articles and is a frequent commentator on Asian security issues with a focus on the Korean peninsula. His latest book, China's Rise and the Two Koreas: Politics, Economics, Security, was published by Lynne Rienner in 2009. Other publications include Paved With Good Intentions: The NGO Experience in North Korea (2003), co-edited with L. Gordon Flake and Negotiating on the Edge: North Korean Negotiating Behavior (1999).  Mr. Snyder received a B.A. from Rice University and M.A. from the Regional Studies East Asia Program at Harvard University, and was a Thomas G. Watson Fellow at Yonsei University in South Korea.


BYUN See-Won is Research Associate of the Center for U.S.-Korea Policy at The Asia Foundation's Washington DC office and non-resident Kelly Fellow of Pacific Forum CSIS.  Previously, she assisted research for the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and provided program support to the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at The Brookings Institution. She was a Brent Scowcroft Award Fellow of the Aspen Institute's Aspen Strategy Group foreign policy program in spring 2007.  Ms. Byun co-writes the China-Korea section of Comparative Connections, a quarterly publication of CSIS Pacific Forum. She received a B.A. in economics from Brown University, M.A. in Chinese area studies from Yonsei University, M.A. in international affairs from The George Washington University, and studied international politics at Peking University in Beijing.


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