Policy Engagement

Photo Credit: Sarah Wang, East-West Center

Dr. Yeo is a firm believer in connecting academic theory with policy relevant research. As an expert on East Asia, U.S.-South Korea relations, and North Korea, Dr. Yeo has written reports, given talks, or participated in roundtable discussions at the Brookings Institution, Council on Foreign Relations, Center for International and Strategic Studies (CSIS), Korea Economic Institute, Stimson Center, Asia Foundation, Atlantic Council, the United States Institute for Peace (USIP), and the U.S. Congress among others. He has been involved with the Bridging the Gap network, and was part of the first cohort of the Mansfield-Luce Asia scholars network (2019-21), and the Korea Foundation’s next generation policy-scholar program (2013-14). He is an active member of the National Committee on North Korea and a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations (2013-2018).

Selected Policy Reports

Market Activities and the Building Blocks of Civil Society in North Korea (with Justin Hastings and Daniel Wertz). Washington DC: National Committee on North Korea. February 2021.

South Korea and the Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy. Washington DC: Center for International and Strategic Studies. July 20, 2020.

North Korean Nuclear Diplomacy.Global NK Commentary. Seoul: East Asia Institute. February 24, 2020.

South Korean Civil Society and the U.S.-ROK Alliance. Washington DC: Council on Foreign Relations. July 18, 2013.

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