Steven Kim, Ph.D.ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Area of Expertise - Korea
APCSS Publications & Papers
Resolving the North Korean Nuclear Problem:The Status Quo versus the Transformative Approach
Dr. Steven Kim focuses on Korean peninsular issues including North Korea, South Korean foreign and security relations, inter-Korean relations, South Korean politics, culture, and society, and Northeast Asian security. His interests also include security dynamics in East Asia, as well as broader socio-politico-economic developments such as democratization and good governance, economic integration, and regionalism in East Asia.
His publications include: Looming Security Crisis on the Korean Peninsula: Danger of Escalation (publication forthcoming); North Korea’s Succession: Kim Jong-un Faces Tough Strategic Decisions; Is the Creation of a Multilateral Security Mechanism in Northeast Asia Inevitable?; Republic of Korea: Meeting the Challenge of Transnational Threats in the 21st Century; Divided Korean Public Opinion: Progressives and Conservatives; Resolving the North Korean Nuclear Problem: Status Quo vs. Transformative Approach; A Cultural Analysis of Democracy and Its Implications for Korean Democratization; Democracy and Asian Values; and The Korean Political Culture in Conflict: Hierarchy vs. Individualism.
Dr. Kim was previously a research fellow at the Sejong Institute and a visiting professor at University of Malaya. In addition, he has given interviews to United States and South Korean media including Los Angeles Times, Knight Ridder newspapers, and South Korean Arirang TV and KTV. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree and doctorate from University of California, Berkeley and Master of Arts degree from Seoul National University in political science.