Dr. Kuyoun Chung is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Kangwon National University. Her research focuses on American and South Korean foreign policy and security issues in the Indo-Pacific, including regional security architecture, maritime security, and grey-zone conflict. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She was previously a lecturer in the Department of Political Science at UCLA (2011–2012), visiting professor at the Korea National Diplomatic Academy (2014–2015), and research fellow at the Korea Institute for National Unification (2015–2018). She also has served as a member of the policy advisory committee of the Ministry of Unification, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defense, and ROK Navy.