James Park is a Research Associate at the Quincy Institute’s East Asia Program. His research interests include South Korean foreign policy and domestic politics, Chinese security issues, and U.S. policy vis-à-vis East Asia. He has written for The Diplomat, The National Interest, Responsible Statecraft, and Geopolitical Monitor on various Korean and Chinese affairs. Before joining QI, James had served as an Asia-Pacific Fellow for the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy and interned at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Center for a New American Security, and the Korea Economic Institute of America. James did a master’s in Asian Studies at George Washington University, a master’s in International Politics and Chinese Studies at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, and a B.A. in Global Studies with a minor in Mandarin Chinese from Arizona State University. James speaks native-level Korean and is also proficient in Mandarin Chinese.