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Clint Work

Clint Work

Clint Work, Ph.D., is a Fellow at the Stimson Center & Stimson’s 38 North, and formerly a professor at the University of Utah’s Asia Campus.

Clint Work, Ph.D., is a Fellow at the Stimson Center & Stimson’s 38 North, and formerly a professor at the University of Utah’s Asia Campus.

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
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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?

April 06, 2018

North Korean Denuclearization: One Goal, Different Interpretations

By Clint Work
Can Seoul thread the needle between Washington's demands and what Pyongyang is willing to accept?

March 31, 2018

A Season of North Korea Summits: The View from Beijing and Seoul

By Clint Work
With a flurry of summits on the schedule, how do China and South Korea view North Korean diplomacy and the U.S. position?
March 17, 2018

Don't Forget About the Inter-Korea Summit

By Clint Work
Despite all the talk of a Trump-Kim summit, South Korea's Moon Jae-in will meet the North Korean leader first.

March 10, 2018

A Trump-Kim Summit: How Did We Get Here, and What's Next?

By Clint Work
Real questions remain about the next steps in the North Korean dialogue process.
March 03, 2018

What Trump's 'Trade Wars Are Good' Approach Means for South Korea

By Clint Work
U.S. pressure on Seoul over trade issues undercuts the need for cooperation on North Korea policy.

February 16, 2018

South Korea’s Domestic Political Divide on North Korea

By Clint Work
South Korea's liberals and conservatives have drastically different interpretations of North Korea's Olympic outreach.

February 10, 2018

Still No US Ambassador in South Korea

By Clint Work
With Victor Cha's nomination scrapped, Washington is no closer to filling a crucial position in its ally's capital.

February 02, 2018

What Do Younger South Koreans Think of North Korea?

By Clint Work
Moon's administration seems to have overestimated the young generation's appetite for outreach to North Korea.
January 20, 2018

What Experts Think of the Inter-Korea Talks

By Clint Work
Four long-time Korea watchers discuss what led to talks between North and South Korea, and what comes next.

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