Welcome!

I am a Professor at Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies under the U.S. Department of Defense based in Honolulu, Hawaii.  I am also a member of the Mid-career Nuclear Cadre at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a Nonresident Visiting Scholar at the George Washington Institute for Korean Studies, a Mansfield-Luce Asia Scholar, and an Adjunct Fellow at Pacific Forum.  Until recently, I served as an Associate Professor and Director of the Asian Studies Program in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the U.S. Army War College. 

My research interests are all things nuclear, emerging technologies and international security, and security issues in East Asia. My work has appeared in The Washington Quarterly, Global Governance, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, War on the Rocks, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the National Bureau of Asian Research, Routledge, the National Interest, and the Diplomat. I have also provided commentaries regarding Asian security affairs to media outlets, such as Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Time magazine, BBC, Al-Jazeera, LA Times, NBC News, and Voice of America, among others

Previously, I served as a research fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center, the Wilson Center, Pacific Forum, and the Stimson Center; as a Nuclear Scholar, a Security and Statecraft Fellow, and a US-Korea NextGen Scholar at CSIS; as a Visiting Fellow at the East-West Center in Washington; as a Visiting Fellow at Seoul National University; and also as a South Korean diplomat.  I have taught at Harvard University, Boston College, and the University of Hong Kong.  I hold a PhD degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a Master’s degree from Harvard University.

You can reach me at lamikim@mailbox.org.  My CV can be found here.