Asia Experts

Vice President, Korea Economic Institute
Abraham Kim is vice president of the Korea Economic Institute. Formerly, Kim was the research manager of government services and the principal Korea analyst at the global political risk consulting firm, Eurasia Group. There he managed a group of analysts and editors that supported a variety of US government research projects covering issues such as international trade, political stability in emerg...
PhD Candidate, Seoul National University
Chong Min Kim is a PhD candidate and a lecturer of Graduate International Studies (GSIS), Seoul National University (SNU) and a Global PhD Fellow of National Research Foundation. She is a BA in Economics at SNU, and MA in International Studies at GSIS SNU. Her article "The U.S.'s Economic Disengagement Policy and Korea's Industrial Transformation: Implications of the Textile Disputes...
Program Manager and Research Fellow, Center for Strategic Research, Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS), National Defense University
Michael Kofman spent years managing professional military education programs and military to military engagements for senior officers at National Defense University.  There he served as a subject matter expert and adviser to military and government officials on issues in Russia/Eurasia. He has represented the Department of Defense in a number of track one and track two efforts with Russia and...
Former Foreign Service Officer and US Ambassador to Ivory Coast
Retired State Department South Asia Specialist and U.S. Ambassador to The Ivory Coast 
Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, Washington University Law
Ph.D. Candidate, Twentieth Century World History, East China Normal University Department of History
Advisor on Climate Change at the Asian Development Bank
Japan’s Parliamentary Vice Minister of the Environment and a member of the House of Representatives from the Liberal Democratic Party
Hideki Makihara is Japan’s Parliamentary Vice Minister of the Environment and a member of the House of Representatives from the Liberal Democratic Party. He is a member of the Lower House’s foreign affairs and budget committees. Makihara is also Commissioner of the Japanese Diet’s Special Committee on Nuclear Plant Accident Research. Prior to his election as a member of the House...
Senior Journalist, Australia
Former Chief Executive Officer, John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Boston.

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