Adjunct Senior Fellow
Center for a New American Security
Member Since 2016
Duyeon Kim is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security and a Columnist with The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. She is also a Visiting Senior Research Fellow based in Seoul at the Korean Peninsula Future Forum, founded by former National Security Advisor Chung Yung-woo. Kim specializes in both functional and regional issues: nuclear nonproliferation, the two Koreas, East Asian relations and geopolitics, U.S. nuclear policy, arms control, and security. Kim was an Associate in the Nuclear Policy and Asia programs at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and previously a Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of Non-Proliferation at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation in Washington, DC.
Kim has written in leading publications including Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy. She is a frequent commentator on CNN and BBC, and her interviews have also appeared in leading media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, AP, Bloomberg, Donga Ilbo, Yonhap News, Japan Times, NBC, CBS, KBS, and CCTV. Kim is a member of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) U.S. Committee, the Fissile Materials Working Group, and the National Committee on North Korea.
In her first career, Kim served as the Foreign Ministry Correspondent and Unification Ministry Correspondent for South Korea’s Arirang TV News as part of the exclusive South Korean press corps covering the Six Party Talks, North Korea, South Korean politics and foreign policy, inter-Korean relations, Northeast Asian relations, and U.S. foreign policy.
Kim holds an M.S. in Foreign Service from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and a B.A. in English/Literature from Syracuse University. Kim has native proficiency in Korean and English.