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Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story

The U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS presents

Lost and Found in Uzbekistan:

The Korean Story

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Reception beginning at 6:00 PM

Johns Hopkins SAIS, Rome Auditorium

1619 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Featuring: Victoria Kim, Beijing-based writer and multimedia producer

Moderated by: Jenny Town, Assistant Director, US-Korea Institute at SAIS

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Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 – Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story

Tumen Triangle Tribulations: The Unfulfilled Promise of Chinese, Russian and North Korean Cooperation

The U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS invites you to:

Tumen Triangle Tribulations:
The Unfulfilled Promise of Chinese, Russian and North Korean Cooperation


Andray Abrahamian
Director of Research, Choson Exchange
Honorary Fellow, Macquarie University

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Bernstein Offit Building, Rm 500
1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036

Cover of "Tumen Triangle Tribulations" by Andray AbrahamianThe Tumen Triangle region—where North Korea, China and Russia meet—is, in many ways, the story of regional integration being held back by the political concerns of Pyongyang, Beijing and Moscow. Andray Abrahamian, Director of Research at Choson Exchange will present USKI’s latest special report which examines historical legacies, contemporary relations and shifting strategic priorities between the three countries and how they influence trade and investment in the region.

Andray Abrahamian is the Director of Research for Choson Exchange, a non-profit specializing in training for North Koreans in business, economic policy and law. He is an Honorary Fellow at Macquarie University and was a CSIS non-resident Kelly Fellow. Andray has a PhD from the University of Ulsan, in which he examined media discourse and our understanding of North Korea and an M.A. from the University of Sussex, which focused on US-Korea relations.

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Webcast available HERE.

Communications Internships

The US-Korea Institute at SAIS is currently seeking 1-2 Communications interns. Tasks will include such activities as web content management/updates (multiple websites), social media management, media tracking, writing media advisories and event briefs, email newsletter management, event material preparation, and more.

A successful candidate should have superior writing and editing skills (in English), some copywriting experience a plus, with an eye for design, and should have some experience in the following programs: Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator; WordPress (or other web content management systems); social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn (forums).

USKI internships are unpaid and interns are expected to work at least 4 days a week.

To apply, please email cover letter, resume and short writing sample to Jenny Town, Assistant Director at Only those chosen for interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Nuclear Safety and Security at the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit

As Seoul prepares to host the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit, the meeting will probably resemble its predecessor in many ways. Three years after President Obama’s Prague speech, nuclear security still offers some of the “lowest hanging fruit” in terms of progress on the nuclear agenda. The context for the 2012 summit, however, is quite different. There is less optimism about progress toward nuclear disarmament, no resolution in sight for the challenges posed by the North Korean and Iranian nuclear weapons programs, and less optimism about peaceful nuclear energy following the devastating accident in March 2011 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

In this paper, Sharon Squassoni explores the intersections of nuclear safety and nuclear security and how this discussion will likely be addressed at the upcoming 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit.

Download,Nuclear Safety and Security at the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit,” by Sharon Squassoni.

Find related papers and resources on our Nuclear Security Summit pages.

Political Changes in 2012: Implications for Northeast Asian Regional Security

On September 22, 2011, the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS, in partnership with Peking University Center for International and Strategic Studies and Chung Ang University Graduate School of International Studies will host a one-day conference exploring the numerous political changes that will take place throughout Asia and the United States in 2012.

Panels will discuss what 2012 leadership may look like for the United States, South Korea, Japan, China, Russia and North Korea, as well as what the effects of these changes might have on regional security and security cooperation in the future.

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2008 U.S.-Korea Yearbook

The third edition of the SAIS U.S.-Korea Yearbook chronicles important developments in North and South Korea that characterized their relations with their allies and enemies in 2008. Each chapter was written by SAIS students in the course, “The Two Koreas: Contemporary Research and Record,” in the fall of 2008. Their insights were based not only on extensive reading and study, but also on numerous interviews conducted with government officials, scholars, NGO workers, academics and private sector experts in both Washington and Seoul.

The Yearbook is divided into two parts: South Korea’s Foreign Relations and North Korea’s Foreign Relations. In the first part, student authors explore the dynamic foreign policy changes that were brought about by the Lee Myung-bak administration, and how these policies affected South Korean politics both at home and abroad. In the second part, student authors explore how shifting power dynamics both in the United States, as well as among the member states of the Six-Party Talks, affected North Korea’s foreign relations in 2008. read more …