Dr Jong Kun Choi is Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Studies at Yonsei University. Choi specialises in International Relations theories, Northeast Asian security, Air-Power security, political psychology and public opinions on national identity and foreign policy attitudes.
His academic articles have so far appeared in International Security, the Washington Quarterly, Review of International Studies, Global Asia, Asian Perspective, Korea Journal of Defense Analysis, Korea Observer, Korean Political Science Review, International Relations of the Asia Pacific and Korean and etc. He is also a regular commentator on security affairs in the Korean peninsula on CNN, Bloomberg, YTN of Korea, JTBC, Press TV of Iran, NHK World, Al Jazeera, Voice of America, CCTV of China, Wall Street Journal, and Sydney Morning Herald. He also writes monthly columns for Hankyeoreh, and regularly for the Huffington Post.
He is currently a member of the advisory council for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He also serves as an executive member of the Korea Peace Forum in Seoul. He used to serve as the member of the advisory council for the Ministry of Unification and Air Force of the Republic of Korea. He is a fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar, Salzburg, Austria from 2011 and Research Associate for East Asian Peace project at the Department of Peace Research at Uppsala University, Sweden. He was Visiting Scholar to the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies at University of Copenhagen in 2015. Dr. Choi received his Ph.D from the Department of Political Science atOhio State University, in 2006, his MA in Political Science from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, in 2000, and his BA in Political Science from the University Of Rochester, NY in 1998. He went to All Saints’ College for his high school education in Bathurst, NSW, Australia.