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Clint Work

Clint Work

Dr. Clint Work is fellow and director of Academic Affairs at the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI). KEI is registered under the FARA as an agent of the KIEP, a public corporation established by the government of the Republic of Korea. Additional information is available at the Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

Clint Work, Ph.D., is Fellow and Director of Academic Affairs at the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) and a Nonresident Fellow at the Stimson Center’s 38 North program.

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-NK, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, 38 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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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?

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.

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