Moon Young Jun

Former Research Associate

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Moon Young Jun is a research associate with Stimson’s East Asia program, which seeks to address the security issues facing
the East Asian region.  She holds a B.A.
in Diplomatic History from the University of Pennsylvania, summa cum
as well as an A.M. in East Asian Languages &
Civilizations from Harvard University. 
Prior to joining Stimson, she was a graduate student
associate and assistant with the Korea Institute and served as a teaching
fellow for Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. 


Research & Writing

Security Challenges and Transitions: A Look-Ahead to the Next Korean Presidential Administration

By Moon Young Jun – The Republic of Korea (ROK) stands at another crossroad as it heads into its 18th presidential election this December 19th. This time around, South Korea is emerging onto the global stage as a major economic and soft power, but the…

History Intrudes on Korea-Japan Security Cooperation

By Moon Young Jun – Sixty-seven years have passed since the last Japanese imperial soldier left the shores of the Korean peninsula, yet the South Korean bitterness towards the Japanese military remains palpable today. For the US, which has strong bilat…

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