Book Project

Everything but the Bomb: South Korea’s Nuclear Hedging Strategy (in progress).

Journal Articles  & Edited Volumes 

“U.S. Policy toward South Korea’s Nuclear Ambition after the Washington Declaration,” in Darcie Draudt (ed.) Across Seoul and Washington: The Multilevel Politics of the U.S.-South Korea Partnership (George Washington Institute for Korean Studies, 2023).

Exchanging Atoms for Influence: Competition in the Southeast Asian Nuclear Market,” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 78. no. 2 (2022): 84-90.

Dynamics of Normative Change for International Nuclear Export Controls,” Global Governance 27 no. 4 (2021): 517–539.

“Nuclear Belt and Road: China’s Ambition for Nuclear Exports and Its Implications for World Politics,” in Essays on the Rise of China and Its Implications (The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2021).      

“DPRK’s Proliferation Activities and the Denuclearisation Talks: Security in the Indo-Pacific and Beyond” in Jagannath Panda, ed. The Korean Peninsula and Indo-Pacific Power Politics: Status Security at Stake (Routledge 2020).

South Korea’s Nuclear Hedging?” The Washington Quarterly 41 no. 1 (2018): 115-133. 

Policy Papers

China’s Nuclear Weapons Build-up and Its Implications for Northeast Asian Security,” Asia-Pacific Leadership Network, July 25, 2023.  

“China’s 5G Dominance, Cyber Security, and U.S.-South Korea Digital Partnership,” in U.S.-South Korea Science and Tech Partnership on Critical Technologies, Pacific Forum & George Mason University, July 2023.

Thinking Nuclear: South Korean Attitudes on Nuclear Weapons,” The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, February 21, 2022 (with Toby Dalton and Karl Friedhoff).

A Race for Nuclear-Powered Submarines on the Korean Peninsula?The National Bureau of Asian Research, March 31, 2021.

Selected Op-eds

South Korea Needs a Drone Strategy,” The National Interest, August 11, 2023.

Nuclear Belt and Road and U.S.-South Korea Nuclear Cooperation,” Center for Strategic and International Studies, Apr 24, 2023.

Double Asymmetry: The Inevitability of an Arms Race on the Korean Peninsula,” War on the Rocks, June 21, 2022.

Should the US Defend or Ditch Taiwan?The National Interest, June 3, 2022.

Aligning the U.S.’ Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy and South Korea’s New Southern Policy,Research Institute for National Security Affairs 77, Korean National Defense University, December 31, 2021. 

A Hawkish Dove? President Moon Jae-in and South Korea’s Military Buildup,” War on the Rocks, September 15, 2021.

The Case for a US-South Korea Digital Alliance in Southeast Asia,” The Diplomat, May 21, 2021. 

Insights from the Black Box: Why DPRK May Denuclearize,PacNet 57, Center for Strategic and International Studies, August 14, 2018.

Malaysia’s VX Incident: Six Months Later,” The Stimson Center, August 3, 2017.

Has South Korea Renounced Nuclear Hedging?” The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, June 27, 2017.

THAAD Illuminates Problems in South Korea’s Civil-Military Relations,” The Diplomat, June 16, 2017.

South Koreans Checked the Retreat of Democracy. Now It’s Time for the Americans,” Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, March 17, 2017.

Will South Korea Really Go Nuclear?The Diplomat, December 30, 2016.


[Webinar] “Nuclear Indo-Pacific,” The Security Nexus, December 18, 2023.  

[Webinar] “The South Korea Nuclear Debate,” The Korea Society, August 22, 2023.

[Webinar] “Peninsula Plus: Enhancing U.S.-South Korea Cooperation on China, Multilateralism, and Military and Security Technologies,” Center for a New American Security, April 4, 2023.

[Webinar] “US-South Korea Cybersecurity Cooperation in the Era of 5G/6G,” Pacific Forum, October 27, 2022.

[Podcast]The 21st Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue,” War on the Rocks, August 19, 2022.

[Webinar] “Debunking the Korean Peninsula ‘Arms Race’: What’s Behind South Korea’s Military Force Development?” Korea Economic Institute, June 2, 2022.

[Webinar] “Dark Horse Contender for Decarbonization: Nuclear Power in China,” Wilson Center, April 13, 2022.

[Webinar] “South Korea’s National Security Policy After the 2022 Election,” Carnegie Endowment of International Peace, March 10, 2022.

[Podcast] “Dovish Hawk? South Korea’s Military Buildup,” Center for Strategic and International Studies, October 8, 2021.

Book Review

Jung, Dietrich, ed. Democratization and Development: New Political Strategies for the Middle East,Journal: Middle East Policy Vol. 17, No. 2, Summer 2008.