Sang Hyun Lee

Former Nonresident Fellow

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Dr. Sang Hyun Lee is a Nonresident Fellow with the 38 North program. He is currently a senior research fellow at the Sejong Institute in South Korea and also serves as president of the Korea Nuclear Policy Society (KNPS). Previously, Dr. Lee was a research fellow at the Korean Institute for International Studies (1987-1988), the Korea Institute for Defense Analysis (1988-1990), and policy advisor for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of National Unification and Ministry of National Defense. He served as director-general for Policy Planning at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) from May 2011 to April 2013 and was a visiting fellow at the Institute for Security & Development Policy (ISDP) from February-March 2019.

His main research interests include international politics and security, US-Korea relations, inter-Korean relations, nonproliferation and East Asian security issues. His recent publications include: Trump Administration and ROK-US Relations (2017, co-authored), North Korea Under Kim Jong-un: Evaluating Past Five Years (2017, co-authored), Transformation of Northeast Asian Regional Order and South Korea’s Response (2017, co-authored), South Korea’s Next Administration: Its Foreign and Security Policy Agenda (2017, co-authored), South Korea’s National Security Strategy 2030 (2016, co-authored), “THAAD Deployment in Korea” (2016), South Korea’s Middle Power Diplomacy (2015, co-authored), and “U.S. Strategic Rebalancing Policy: Background, Structure, and Prospect” (2014).

Dr. Lee received his BA and MA from Seoul National University and PhD from the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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