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Johns Hopkins University
Northeast Asia relations and security environment, Korean national identity, inter-Korean relations, U.S.-Korea alliance issues, South Korean domestic politics, South Korean social issues, North Korea, borders and borderlands, territorial disputes, migration, citizenship
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About Me

Darcie Draudt is currently a PhD student in the department of Political Science at the Johns Hopkins University. She is also a non-resident James A. Kelly fellow at Pacific Forum CSIS and assistant editor at She previously was a research associate for Korean studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC. Her research comprises Northeast Asia relations and security environment, Korean national identity and domestic politics, U.S.-Korea alliance issues, borders and territorial disputes, and migration and citizenship. Draudt received her MA in Korean Studies from the Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies in Seoul, South Korea, and her BA in Anthropology from Davidson College in North Carolina. She is conversant in Korean and French.

Recent Publications
  • “The Need for Cultural Pluralism in a Global Korea,” Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, 17, no. 1 (2016, forthcoming).
  • “First Mover Responses to North Korean Instability: The Intervention-Legitimacy Paradox,” with Scott Snyder. International Journal of Korean Unification Studies, 24, no. 2 (2015).
  • “Solving Long Division: The Geopolitical Implications of Korean Unification,” (contributor), with Patrick M. Cronin, Van Jackson, Elbridge Colby, Richard Fontaine, David Eunpyoung Lee, Brian Kirk, and Hannah Suh. Center for a New American Security Report (December 2015).
  • “The Park-Xi Friendship and South Korea’s New Focus on China,” China Brief, 15, no. 18, September 16, 2015.“Stories of Ordinary North Koreans and Human Rights.” Asia Unbound at May 7, 2015.
  • “South Koreans’ Outlook on China and the United States,” with Scott Snyder, Asia Unbound at May 4, 2015. “The Real South-South Conflict Deepens,” Sino-NK, January 16, 2015.
  • “South Korean Multiculturalism and the Next Step in Civic Nationalism.” Asia Unbound at October 2, 2014.
  • “The Sewol Controversy and Parliamentary Deadlock.” Asia Unbound at August 27, 2014.
  • “Outward Migration Flows in the Event of Regime Collapse: An Interview with Dr. Go Myong-hyun,” Sino-NK, October 22, 2013.
  • “Suspicion, Repentance, and Finding Spies in South Korean Media,” Sino-NK, July 19, 2013.
  • “‘This Is Not a Test’: Yeongpyeong, Media Discourse, and Local Experience Today,” Sino-NK, April 2, 2013.
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North Korea, South Korea

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