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Professor Kang CHOI is currently working in the Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security. Before joining IFANS, he worked at the Korea Institute for Defense Analyses (KIDA) where he assumed various posts including Chief Executive Officer of Task Force on Current Defense Issues, Director of International Arms Control. He served five years in the National Security Council Secretariat from 1998 to 2002 as Senior Director for Policy Planning and Coordination. He was one of the South Korean delegates to the Four Party Talks and is Executive Director for Planning of CSCAP-Korea National Committee.
Professor CHOI has conducted more than 50 research projects in the field of arms control, crisis/consequence management including pol-mil games, and the ROK-US security alliance. He served as an editor of Korean Journal of Defense Analysis (KJDA) and Director of International Arms Control Studies. He was one of the main drivers of major pol-mil games at the national level such as RSOI, Ulchi-Focus/Lens.
Professor CHOI has published many articles including “An Approach toward a Common Form of Defense White Paper,” “International Arms Control and Inter-Korean Arms Control,” “Inter-Korean Arms Control and Implications for the USFK,” “Future ROK-US Security Alliance,” “ A New Approach toward Inter-Korean Arms Control,” “North Korea’s Intensions and Strategies on Nuclear Game,” and etc.
Professor CHOI earned his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in 1991 in Political Science, M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1985, and B.A. from Kyunghee University in 1983.