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Clint Work

Clint Work

Clint Work is a Ph.D. candidate in the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.

Clint Work received his Master’s from the University of Chicago’s Committee on International Relations (CIR), where he studied modern U.S.-East Asia relations and South Korean political economy. Following this, he worked in the International Crisis Group’s (ICG) Seoul office. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate in the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.

His work is broadly focused on South Korea’s foreign and national security policy, political culture, U.S.-Korean relations, and U.S. foreign policy. More specifically, his doctoral research centers on U.S.-Korean relations under President Jimmy Carter and Carter’s abortive withdrawal of U.S. combat forces from South Korea. He has published his work in both academic and popular publications, including The Diplomat, Sino-NKThe Washington Post, Foreign Policy38 North, and the Peterson Institute for International Economics’ “North Korea: Witness to Transformation” page.

Follow him on Twitter: @clintwork1.

Posts by Clint Work
July 16, 2018

In Trump and Kim Jong Un We Trust?

By Clint Work
Recent polling data reveals South Koreans are looking more favorably on both the U.S. and North Korean leaders.

July 15, 2018

South Korea's Authoritarian Past Echoes in Controversial Document

By Clint Work
Seoul will be investigating a controversial plan to mobilize soldiers if protests against former president Park got out of hand.
July 09, 2018

Trump’s North Korea Policy: Treating Reality Like Reality Television

By Clint Work
The gap between Trump’s portrayal of events and the reality on the ground is cause for serious concern.

June 15, 2018

The US-North Korea Summit: All Flash, Little Substance

By Clint Work
Trump's haphazard approach to a historic event was not surprising. But what comes next?

June 08, 2018

US-North Korea-South Korea: Three's Company or a Crowd?

By Clint Work
The Kim-Trump summit is on. What about a trilateral follow-up?

June 02, 2018

Personnel is Policy, So Who Are the Players in US North Korea Talks?

By Clint Work
An introduction to the officials representing Washington in this week's North Korea talks.
May 24, 2018

The Moon-Trump Summit: This Is Chaos in Action

By Clint Work
Is Trump second guessing the rush to strike a deal? Showing flexibility? Both? Neither?

May 19, 2018

What Do North Korean Defectors Think of the Recent Peninsula Diplomacy?

By Clint Work
Getting a sense of what an under-represented constituency might think of the North Korean overtures.

May 11, 2018

Fissures in the North Korea Peace Process?

By Clint Work
Alongside the diplomacy, Trump has maintained a hard line. Notably, Pyongyang has responded in kind.

May 05, 2018

The Upcoming Trump-Kim Summit and a New Ambassador, Again

By Clint Work
Lost amid the diplomatic flurry are clear signs that the Trump administration’s hardline stance has not changed.

April 21, 2018

A Peace Regime on the Korean Peninsula? Not So Fast

By Clint Work
This is not the first time the two Koreas have mentioned a formal end to the Korean War. It won't be easy.
April 14, 2018

Park, Lee and the Plight of Korean Presidents

By Clint Work
Why have all of South Korea's recent leaders been embroiled in corruption scandals?

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