December 04, 2022


Joseph Yi

Joseph Yi (PhD, University of Chicago) is an associate professor of political science at Hanyang University (Seoul). Yi studies the development of individual liberty in various settings, from mature democracies (e.g., USA) to young democracies (South Korea) to closed autocracies (North Korea); and communication and cooperation across social groups and countries. His published essays and research are available at; Email: 


How non-defecting border crossers can bring change to North Korea

Labor migrants and others were a major voice for market reform in the DPRK before UN sanctions and COVID controls

Anastasia KorolevaAnastasia Koroleva | Joseph YiNovember 22, 2022

How faith-based groups can help North Korea — if they’re ever able to return

A major pillar of aid to the DPRK could wither away as the country’s COVID controls and US travel ban restrict access

Joseph YiJoseph YiOctober 7, 2022