New AtlanticistApr 26, 2023
Experts react: The US and South Korea strike a deal on nuclear weapons. What’s next for the alliance?
By Atlantic Council experts
US President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol are navigating political tensions around nuclear weapons and microchips to find a common future.
Jieun Baek, PhD, is a nonresident senior fellow in the Indo-Pacific Security Initiative at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and the research project manager for Technology and Human Rights in North Korea at Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. She is currently writing a book on the grievances of North Korea’s elite. She is the author of North Korea’s Hidden Revolution: How the Information Underground is Transforming a Closed Society, and is the founder of Lumen, a nonprofit organization that works to make information available to all North Koreans. She also leads Labs, a department in Liberty in North Korea that develops technologies and content to increase North Korean peoples’ access to information. Previously, she was a fellow at the Belfer Center and worked at Google headquarters for several years where, among other roles, she served as Google Ideas’ North Korea expert. Baek received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard and her PhD at the University of Oxford. She is a proud Los Angeles native.