Sangsoo Lee 李相洙
Senior Research Fellow
Dr. Sangsoo Lee holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Northeast Asian Studies from Peking University. During the course of his Ph.D. he researched in depth the Contemporary History of Northeast Asia and International Relations with a focus on China, Japan and Korea.
Dr. Lee is a Senior Research Fellow with the Asia Program project Conflict and Crisis Management, Energy and Environment in Northeast Asia. His areas of interest are International Relations, Regional Cooperation and Security issues in Northeast Asia. He is also coordinating the Conflict and Crisis Management Project for the Asia program and is the editor of the Korean Peninsula Newsletter.
Dr. Lee is a Visiting Researcher at the Northeast-Asia Institute of Peking University, and has worked at the Japan Forum on International Relations, INC and the Comparative Regional Integration Studies Program of the United Nation University (UNU-CRIS) in Bruges. He was a guest researcher at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program of Uppsala University in spring 2007 and at the Asia Research Center of London School of Economics (LSE) in Summer 2011.
He speaks Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and English.
Publications by Sangsoo Lee 李相洙
Xi Jinping’s Foreign Policy toward North Korea
Proceedings from the 2016 NAJAKS Conference at Stockholm University, Nordic Association of Japanese and Korean Studies.
Nuclear Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia: Implications from EURATOM
Northeast Asia is currently facing several nuclear issues, such as the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula and a potential arms race between the countries in the region. These issues […]
Pyongyang’s ‘weapons first, negotiations later’ strategy
On 9 September 2016, the US Geological Survey detected a 5.3-magnitude earthquake in the area of North Korea’s Punggye-ri underground test site. Four hours later, North Korean state television announced that […]
Rising Energy Demand in Northeast Asia
Under the OECD’s Environmental Outlook Baseline, global demand for energy is projected to increase by 80 percent between 2010 and 2050. Northeast Asia – dominated by China, Japan, and South […]
Security Building Measures for the North Korea’s Nuclear Crisis
How to tackle resolving the North Korean nuclear issue in a situation where all previous efforts have failed?
기고] 미·중의 셈법, 한국은 없다
북한의 4차 핵실험과 장거리 미사일(로켓) 발사에 따른 유엔 안보리 대북 제재 결의안 초안이 마침내 모습을 드러냈다. 다소 늦은 감은 있지만 한국의 한반도 사드(고고도미사일방어체계) 배치 카드와 개성공단 가동 전면중단 결정이 중국을 […]
After North Korea’s Nuclear Test: The Dilemma of Response
Sangsoo Lee and Alec Forss discuss the dilemmas faced by the international community following from North Korea’s recent nuclear test and satellite launch.
Park’s “Trustpolitik” Challenge
Half-way into her presidential term, how has South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s “trustpolitik” fared in regard to assuaging tensions and dispelling mistrust vis-à-vis North Korea? Sangsoo Lee and Bernt Berger […]
South Korea’s secret weapon against the North
On 25 August 2015, top-level negotiators from North and South Korea reached a six-point agreement in the aftermath of a period of high military tension. Now is a crucial time […]
Nuclear Safety Cooperation in Northeast Asia
Northeast Asia—dominated by China, Japan, and South Korea—is currently the world’s third largest energy-consuming region. Comparatively rapid economic growth in Northeast Asia than other regions, driven largely by energy-intensive sectors […]