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Jongsoo Lee

Jongsoo Lee

James Jongsoo Lee is Senior Managing Director at Brock Securities and a Center Associate at Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

Jongsoo Lee is Senior Managing Director at Brock Securities and Center Associate at Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. He is also Adjunct Fellow at the Hawaii-based Pacific Forum and Contributing Editor at The Diplomat. He can be followed on Twitter at @jameslee004

Lee has held research appointments at Harvard’s Korea Institute and Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. He is also an Adjunct Fellow at Hawaii-based Pacific Forum and served as a Senior Research Fellow at Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul. Author of “The Partition of Korea After World War II: A Global History” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) and other published works, Lee served as the Editor-in-Chief of Harvard Asia Quarterly. His writings have been published by Financial Times, Newsweek, The National Interest, The Korea Herald, The Straits Times, Council on Foreign Relations, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, among others. A graduate of Williams College (B.A.) and Harvard University (M.A., Ph.D.), Lee leads the National Security SIG at Harvard Club of New York.

Posts by Jongsoo Lee
April 19, 2024

It Is High Time to Engage North Korea

By Jongsoo Lee
The alternative is to do nothing and drift into an even more serious crisis as North Korea further builds up its nuclear and missile capabilities.

February 24, 2022

Taiwan Strait: What Is at Stake and How to Prevent a Conflict

By Jongsoo Lee
An interview with David Sacks.
October 21, 2021

Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in the Indo-Pacific

By Jongsoo Lee
An interview with Simon Chesterman.

August 04, 2021

China’s Rise, South China Sea, and Rules-Based International Order: A View From the Philippines

By Jongsoo Lee
Jay L. Batongbacal, a professor at the University of the Philippines College of Law, on the South China Sea disputes and international law.

March 13, 2021

Vietnam, ASEAN, and the US-China Rivalry in the Indo-Pacific

By Jongsoo Lee
An interview with Le Hong Hiep.

February 05, 2021

Entrepreneurship, Business, and Economic Reform in North Korea

By Jongsoo Lee
An interview with Geoffrey See, founder of Choson Exchange.
November 06, 2020

China and the World: Can China Lead?

By Jongsoo Lee
An interview with William Kirby on China's ambitions, soft power, and education.

September 18, 2020

Russia, China, and the Indo-Pacific: An Interview With Dmitri Trenin

By Jongsoo Lee
“Russia has ‘pivoted’ to itself, as a major independent player, with China its key strategic partner.”

September 02, 2020

The Investment Outlook in the Indo-Pacific: An Interview With Jim Rogers

By Jongsoo Lee
The co-founder of the Quantum Fund discusses the region’s best investment opportunities.

August 05, 2020

China, Climate Change, and COVID-19: An Interview With Kevin Rudd

By Jongsoo Lee
The former Australian prime minister discusses the challenges facing the Indo-Pacific, including the many facets of China’s rise.

June 10, 2020

China’s Rise as a Military Power: A View From Tokyo

By Jongsoo Lee
An interview with Narushige Michishita.
August 19, 2019

Trade Dependence and Politicization: Lessons From the Japan-Korea Conflict

By Jongsoo Lee
The trade spat has driven home the danger of overreliance on Japanese imports -- and not only for South Korea.

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