Many of you have probably seen news reports that the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) is ending the funding for our parent institution, the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. This is a very unfortunate development given the institute’s history. Founded by Don Oberdorfer, a well-known Washington Post correspondent and long-time Korea watcher, the chairmen of the institute have included Ambassadors Stephen Bosworth and Robert L. Gallucci, both former US government officials who played key roles in shaping US policy towards North Korea.
Without commenting on the current controversy, I would like to assure our readers that 38 North will continue its operations despite the demise of USKI. More news on that front will be coming soon.
Founder, 38 North