May 16, 2022

About the author

Kwak Tae-Hwan

Dr. Kwak Tae-Hwan, Professor Emeritus at Eastern Kentucky University, former President of KINU (Korea Institute for National Unification), Chair-Professor and former Director of IFES, Kyungnam University, is a specialist on Northeast Asian affairs, inter-Korean relations, and Korean peace and unification issues. He taught international relations for over thirty years at Eastern Kentucky University and Korean universities. Dr. Kwak is a recipient of Global Peace Foundation’s 2012 Innovative Scholarship for Peace Award. He has worked for more than fifteen NGOs. He is now Chairman, Institute for Korean Peninsula Future Strategies. Chairman of the Korean Peninsula Unification Council through Neutralization, Executive Adviser of the Northeast Asian Community Studies Institute, and President of Korean Unification Strategies Research Council (LA, USA). Dr. Kwak is the author, editor, and co-editor of 31 books, including One Korea: Visions of Korean Unification (Routeledge, 2017), North Korea and Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia (Ashgate, 2014), etc. He has authored more than 250 scholarly articles and is a freelance writer for Korean daily newspapers, monthly magazines, and the Internet.

More articles by 'Kwak Tae-Hwan'

Will THAAD impede China-U.S. cooperation over North Korea?

Will THAAD impede China-U.S. cooperation over North Korea?

THAAD has driven a wedge between the two - but working for peace in Korea is still possible

Will THAAD impede China-U.S. cooperation over North Korea?
Kwak Tae-Hwan
Kwak Tae-Hwan April 27, 2017
Will North Korea ever abandon nuclear weapons?

Will North Korea ever abandon nuclear weapons?

Compromise, not force, is the only way Pyongyang will be convinced to disarm

Will North Korea ever abandon nuclear weapons?
Kwak Tae-Hwan
Kwak Tae-Hwan March 26, 2017
A pre-emptive strike against North Korea would be a disaster

A pre-emptive strike against North Korea would be a disaster

The Trump administration's openness to military action against the North is concerning

A pre-emptive strike against North Korea would be a disaster
Kwak Tae-Hwan
Kwak Tae-Hwan February 27, 2017
Analysis: Is there still hope for the Six-Party talks?
NK PRO

Analysis: Is there still hope for the Six-Party talks?

The talks, first attempted in 2003, would be essential to achieving peace on the peninsula

Analysis: Is there still hope for the Six-Party talks?
Kwak Tae-Hwan
Kwak Tae-Hwan January 20, 2017
How a neutral, unified Korea would come into being

How a neutral, unified Korea would come into being

Through a neutral international outlook, the two Koreas could settle their differences and unite

How a neutral, unified Korea would come into being
Kwak Tae-Hwan
Kwak Tae-Hwan October 24, 2016
Peace through neutrality: Unification through a non-aligned Korea

Peace through neutrality: Unification through a non-aligned Korea

"Neutralization" of the peninsula could end the decades-long division of the peninsula

Peace through neutrality: Unification through a non-aligned Korea
Kwak Tae-Hwan
Kwak Tae-Hwan October 4, 2016
The need for a new approach to peace-building on the Korean peninsula

The need for a new approach to peace-building on the Korean peninsula

Simultaneously discuss North Korea’s denuclearization and a unification-oriented peace regime

The need for a new approach to peace-building on the Korean peninsula
Kwak Tae-Hwan
Kwak Tae-Hwan August 8, 2016