Military

Scholarly Publications

Peace on a Knife's Edge: The Inside Story of Roh Moo-hyun's North Korea Policy

February 2018

Peace on a Knife’s Edge is the translation of Lee Jong-Seok's 2014 memoir of South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun's efforts to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula in the face of opposition at home...

Only Beautiful, Please: A British Diplomat in North Korea

June 2012

Coverage of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) all too often focuses solely on nuclear proliferation, military parades, and the personality cult around its leaders.

Beyond North Korea: Future Challenges to South Korea's Security

December 2011

Why should Americans worry about South Korean security? The answer is clear: North Korea, and beyond. Most international attention to the North Korea problem has focused on U.S.

Other Publications

Is the War Danger in Korea Real?

August 2017

President Donald Trump's ominous threat to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea succeeded at least in garnering the attention of not only Kim Jong Un but the globe.

The North Korean Missile Test Pushes Xi and Putin Closer

July 2017

The most dangerous impact of North Korea’s long-range missile test this past week may not have been the one in the Sea of Japan, felt in Washington, Seoul and Tokyo.

Analyzing the Structure and Performance of Kim Jong-un's Regime

June 2017

As Kim Jong-un begins his sixth year as leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), it is appropriate to shift the focus from his moves to consolidate power to the impact that the...

News

Scholars, Journalists, and Former Commander of U.S. Forces Korea Discuss North Korea’s Future

March 2019

On the heels of the abrupt ending of the Hanoi summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, with the future of the diplomacy of denuclearization in question, the Korea...

War of Words Threatens Greater Escalation on Korean Peninsula

October 2017

As the war of words escalates between Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un amid a series of North Korean missile launches and a September 3 nuclear test, Gi-Wook Shin, director of the...

Shorenstein APARC Director Gi-Wook Shin Says U.S-North Korea Rhetoric "Dangerous"

September 2017

NBC Bay Area spoke with Shorenstein APARC director Gi-Wook Shin on the danger of the increasingly heated language between the United States and North.

Events

Anti-Americanism in Democratizing South Korea

October 2, 2015

Americans think of South Korea as one of the most pro-American of countries, but in fact many Koreans hold harsh and conspiratorial views of the United States.

The Politics of Peace and Security in Northeast Asia: Lessons from Anti-Base Protests on Jeju Island

January 22, 2013

Why do government policymakers and peace activists often come to radically different conclusions on issues pertaining to peace and security?

Memory and National Identity in North Korean Cultural Production

November 2, 2012

This conference will bring together scholars of North Korea who will debate various aspects of North Korean culture from historical, comparative, and multidisciplinary perspectives.  The prominence...

Projects

Reconciliation and Cooperation in East Asia

By linking internal, external, and regional aspects of historical injustice, the project seeks to move beyond state-oriented approaches and binary categories such as victim versus aggressor in...
English

Multimedia

The North Korea Crisis

June 2017

Video and transcript from the joint CISAC/Shorenstein APARC panel discussion, "The North Korea Crisis," on May 30, 2017, with James Person, director of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation at the Center for Korean History and Public Policy; Gi-Wook...

North Korean Nuke, THAAD, and South Korean Debates

March 2017

Video and transcript from Shorenstein APARC's Korea Program seminar on March 3, 2017, titled "North Korean Nuke, THAAD, and South Korean Debates," with Chung-in Moon, the Krause Distinguished Fellow at U.C.

Anti-Americanism in Democratizing South Korea

November 2015

Video and transcript from "Anti-Americanism in Democratizing South Korea," a book launch event for the publication that carries the same name.