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Alex Soohoon Lee

Associate Research Fellow
Korea Institute for Defense Analyses (KIDA)

Alex Soohoon LEE is an associate research fellow at Korea Institute for Defense Analyses (KIDA). Prior to his current position at KIDA, Dr. Lee was a Global Korean Studies (GKS) research professor at the Division of International Studies, Korea University. His research interests have been focused primarily on the issues of international security, ROK-US alliance, the US foreign and security policy, and ROK-US-Japan trilateral security cooperation. Dr. Lee recently authored and co-authored “The Taiwan Strait and the ROK-U.S. Alliance,” (The Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, 2023), Biden Administration’s Indo-Pacific Security and Defense Policy (KIDA Press, 2022), “Security and Defence Policy” in The Oxford Handbook of South Korean Politics (Oxford University Press, 2022) and “South Korea and the 2016 US Presidential Elections: A Security-Trade Nexus Redefined?” in American Presidential Elections in a Comparative Perspective: The World is Watching (Lexington Books, 2019). Dr. Lee holds a B.A. in International Relations and Asian Studies from Lehigh University, received a Global M.B.A. from Business School and a Ph.D. in International Relations from the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) of Korea University

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Alex Soohoon Lee argues that security cooperation between the ROK, United States, and Japan is a key Indo-Pacific security framework given that the three countries represent one-third of the world…

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June 26, 2024