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Before working as the Deputy Director, Nautilus ARI, Timothy Savage worked as Senior Program Officer for Northeast Asia (1997-2002) at Institute’s headquarters in Berkeley, CA, where he coordinated cooperative engagement programs with North Korea. He also works as Associate Editor at OhmyNews International, an Internet-based newspaper. From 2004-2005, he was Senior Analyst at the Northeast Asia Office of the International Crisis Group, a Brussels-based non-governmental research & advocacy organization working for conflict prevention worldwide. While there, he produced reports on several issues related to potential conflict in Northeast Asia, including South Korean attitudes toward North Korea; North Korea-Japan relations; and regional historical and territorial disputes.
Tim holds an M.A. in History from the University of Hawaii (1994), where he was an East-West Center Fellow, and a B.A. in History from the University of Chicago (1990). He has written extensively on security issues in Northeast Asia. His recent publications include “Japan-South Korea Ties on the Rocks,” OhmyNews International, April 19, 2006; North Korean Drug Case Ends with a Bang,” OhmyNews International, March 30, 2006; “Letting the Genie Out of the Bottle: The Bush Nuclear Doctrine in Asia,” (Asian Perspective, Vol. 27, No. 4, 2003); “Benign Neglect Again? U.S. Policy toward North Korea,” (International Journal Of Korean Unification Studies, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2002); and, “Crisis in 2003? North Korea’s WMD Program,” (The Monitor, University of Georgia, Vol. 8, no. 3, 2002). He was also guest editor of “Asian Perspective: Special Issue on the Energy Crisis and Renewable Energy Development in North Korea” (Vol. 26, no. 1, 2002) and contributed to “James Matray, ed., East Asia and the United State: An Encyclopedia of Relations Since 1784,” Greenwood Press, November 30, 2002.