Michelle Kae

Deputy Director and Producer

38 North

Michelle Kae is the Deputy Director of the Stimson Center’s 38 North Program and Producer for the 38 North website, a web journal that provides policy and technical analysis on North Korea. Prior to joining Stimson, she was a Research Assistant at the US-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She holds a B.A. in American Studies and Psychology from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.


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North Korea’s Cement Industry: More Than Meets the Eye

Press declarations of North Korea’s cement-related modernization efforts and successes often do not match observable markers of modernization or success on imagery

A bird’s eye view of North Korea

Michelle Kae is a Research Associate at the Stimson Center and the Producer of “38 North,” a web journal that provides policy and technical analysis on North Korea. Why do you work at Stimson? I think everyone at Stimson is driven by a shared mission t…

Examining Kim’s Approach to Construction: Project Wonsan

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