Yonho Kim is Senior Researcher of the US-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and manages projects on ROK-PRC maritime negotiations and the North Korean political economy. He is the author of “Cell Phones in North Korea: Has North Korea Entered the Telecommunications Revolution?

Prior to joining USKI, he was a Senior Reporter for Voice of America’s Korea Service where he covered the North Korean economy, North Korea’s illicit activities, and economic sanctions against North Korea. He also covered a number of important developments in both US-DPRK and US-ROK relations. He has received a “Superior Accomplishment Award,” from the East Asia Pacific Division Director of the VOA.

From 2003-8, Mr. Kim was a broadcaster for Radio Free Asia’s Korea Service, focused on developments in and around North Korea and US-ROK alliance issues. He has also served as a columnist for “The Pressian,” reporting on developments on the Korean peninsula. From 2001-03, Mr. Kim was the Assistant Director of The Atlantic Council’s Program on Korea in Transition, where he conducted in-depth research on South Korean domestic politics and oversaw program outreach to US government and media interested in foreign policy. Mr. Kim has worked for Illtellibridge Corporation as a freelance consultant and for the Hyundai Oil Refinery Co. Ltd. as a Foreign Exchange Dealer. From 1995-98, he was a researcher at the Hyundai Economic Research Institute in Seoul, focused on the international economy and foreign investment strategies.

Mr. Kim holds a B.A. and M.A. in International Relations from Seoul National University and an M.A. in International Relations and International Economics from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.