Yonho Kim

Yonho Kim is Senior Researcher of the US-Korea Institute (USKI) at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and manages projects on the North Korean economy. He is a member of the DPRK Economic Forum hosted by the USKI. He is the author of “Cell Phones in North Korea: Has North Korea Entered the Telecommunications Revolution?” and “Time to use drones to deliver USBs to get more information into North Korea?”

Prior to joining USKI, he was a Senior Reporter for Voice of America’s Korea Service where he covered the North Korean economy, North Korea’s illicit activities, and economic sanctions against North Korea. From 2003-2008, Mr. Kim was a broadcaster for Radio Free Asia’s Korea Service, focused on developments in and around North Korea and US-ROK alliance issues. He has also served as a columnist for “The Pressian,” reporting on developments on the Korean peninsula. From 2001-03, Mr. Kim was the Assistant Director of the Atlantic Council’s Program on Korea in Transition, where he conducted in-depth research on South Korean domestic politics.

Mr. Kim holds a B.A. and M.A. in International Relations from Seoul National University and an M.A. in International Relations and International Economics from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.