Youngjun Kim

Nonresident Fellow
The National Bureau of Asia Research (NBR)

Youngjun Kim

Youngjun Kim is a Professor of National Security College of the Korea National Defense University and a Visiting Professor of the Elliott School of International Affairs of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He has been a member of National Security Advisory Board of the Republic of Korea President’s Office, the Central Committee of the Presidential Peaceful Unification Advisory Board, the ROK–U.S. Combined Command Forces’ Strategic Shaping Board, and Performance Review Committee at the Prime Minister’s Office. He also serves as an international senior research fellow of the Foreign Military Studies Office of the U.S. Army and a policy advisor for Ministry of National Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Intelligence Office, the Joint Chief of Staff, the U.S. Senate and Congress, the State Department, the Pentagon, and Intelligence Agencies.

He leads the ROK-U.S. nuclear expert network, Nuclear Policy Leadership Initiative, and a managing editor of the Korean Journal on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Energy sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has appeared in numerous outlets across global media and is a regular columnist for a number of newspapers. He is the author the book Origins of the North Korean Garrison State: The People’s Army and the Korean War with Routledge, and “Negotiating Nuclear Arms Control with North Korea: Why and How?” with Toby Dalton of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and others. Sponsored by the ROK and the U.S. government, he has also organized numerous conferences and joint research project on the Korean Peninsula Security with numerous think tanks and universities in Seoul and the United States. Kim is a Nonresident Fellow at the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR).