Authors

Michael Madden

Michael Madden is Visiting Scholar at the US Korea Institute at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and founder and director of NK Leadership Watch, an all-source analysis website focused on North Korea, its political culture and the organizational behavior of state and security organizations. He has authored over two dozen analytical products on North Korean politics and its national security community as well as over 200 biographical sketches and institutional profiles about key North Korean officials and institutions. A frequent contributor to 38 North, his writing on North Korean politics and elite culture has also appeared in the BBC, CNN, Foreign Policy and Korean Peninsula Through the Lens. From 2005 to 2011, he was the administrative and research assistant to Dr. David L. Robbins at Suffolk University, Boston and Charles University, Prague, and was administrator of intercultural studies and education programs in China, the Czech Republic and over 20 other countries in Europe, Africa and east Asia.