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Alexandre Mansourov is a specialist in Northeast Asian security, politics, and economics, focusing primarily on the Korean peninsula, doing his research as a Visiting Scholar at the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS and serving as a Founding Member of the U.S. National Committee on North Korea and a Senior Associate of the Nautilus Institute. He worked as a professor of security studies at the College of Security Studies of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies from October 2001 to January 2008. Dr. Mansourov received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University; a B.A. in International Relations from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO); and an Advanced Diploma in Korean studies from Kim Il Sung National University in Pyongyang, DPRK.
Dr. Mansourov has broad research interests including the defense, foreign and domestic policies of two Korean states, China, Japan, Russia, Mongolia, and Taiwan; comparative political and economic development in Northeast Asia; proliferation of WMD; the IT revolution; and the impact of globalization and revolution in military affairs on security dynamics in Northeast Asia. He is also a specialist on post-conflict stabilization and reconstruction, as well as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief with on the ground experience in Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Brunei. Dr. Mansourov has done consultancy work related to Korean affairs and SSTR/HADR for corporate and government clients in the United States, Republic of Korea, Australia, and Japan.