Kim Changsu

Research Fellow Emeritus of Center for Security and Strategy at Korea Institute for Defense Analyses (KIDA)

    Kim Changsu is currently a Research Fellow Emeritus, Center for Security and Strategy, Korea Institute for Defense Analyses (KIDA). Joining the Institute in 1985, Dr. Kim has served on such posts as Chief of Japan Studies Division, Chief of Regional Military Affairs Division, Chief of US Studies Division, Chief of International Conflict Studies Division, and Director of the Center for Security and Strategy. He was an APSA Congressional Fellow, Editor-in-Chief for The Korean Journal of Defense Analysis (KJDA), Special Assistant to the Minister of National Defense for Policy, a NIDS Fellow at the National Institute for Defense Studies, Tokyo, Japan, and a member of the Standing Subcommittee of the Planning and Coordination Committee of the National Unification Advisory Council.

    Since February 2018, he has been also serving as the Director of Peace Research Center of PeaceCorea. His research interests include the ROK-US alliance and the USFK, US defense and military strategies, Northeast Asian security affairs, ROK-US-Japan trilateral security cooperation, and multilateral security cooperation.

    He graduated from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul in 1977 and received his MA and PhD degrees in Political Science from the University of Cincinnati in 1981 and 1985, respectively.