Sheen, Seong-Ho

Full-Time Professor

Sheen, Seong-Ho / 辛星昊

Professor of International Security

Office : Room 615, Bldg. 140-1

Tel. (82-2)-880-5810 Fax. (82-2)-879-1496

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Seong-ho Sheen, is Professor of International Security and East Asia, and former Dean for Office of International Affairs in SNU. Professor Sheen was a visiting fellow at the East-West Center DC, a CNAPS fellow at the Brookings Institution, an assistant research professor at Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), Honolulu, Hawaii and a research fellow at Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IFPA), Cambridge, Mass, the U.S. He has taught at Univ. Mass Boston. In addition, he advised various government organizations including ROK National Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Unification and Committee on Foreign Affairs and Unification, the ROK National Assembly. His area of interest includes International Security, US Foreign Policy, Northeast Asian Politics and the Korean Peninsula. Professor Sheen received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University and his B.A. from Seoul National University.

  • In English:

    • "US-China Relations and Korean Diplomacy," Korean Observatins on Foreign Relations, Vol. 120 (December 2016), 11-30.
    • "Dilemma of South Korea's Trust Diplomacy and Unification Policy," International Journal of Korean Unification Studies, Vol. 23, No. 2 (December 2014), 97-122
    • “The Park Geun Hye Administration’s Four Power Diplomacy,” Korean Observations on Foreign Relations, Vol 15, No. 1 (December 2013), 20-46.
    • “Major Challenges for Alliance Transformation,” paper presented at The Korean Association of International Studies (KAIS) Conference on “ROK-US Alliance: 60 Years’ Evolution” (September 27, 2013), Seoul Asan Institute
    • “ROK-US Nuclear Partnership and Alliance Management," paper presented at East Asia Institute and CISAC, Stanford Univ. Conference on “Future Direction for ROK-US Nuclear Cooperation,” (September 13, 2013), Seoul Hotel Kukdo
    • “Northeast Asia’s Aging Population and Regional Security: Demographic Peace?” Asian Survey Vol. 53, No. 2 (March/April 2013), 292-318.
    • “The Korea-US Relationship: Looking Ahead to the Next 100 years” Korean Observations on Foreign Relations, Vol. 14, No. 1 (August 2012), 69-92.
    • “The Kim Jong-Un Regime and North Korea’s Nuclear Program” Journal of Foreign Affairs and National Security, Vol. 8, No. 1 (June 2012), 41-76.
    • “Nuclear Sovereignty vs Nuclear Security: Renewing the ROK-US Atomic Energy Agreement” The Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, Vol. 23, No.24 (June 2011), 273-288.
  • In Korean:

    • "Trump and New Administration's Foreign Policy (in Korean)," Diplomacy, No. 120 (January 2017), 11-30.
    • “Obama Administration’s Cyber Security Policy and Challenges (in Korean),” Journal of International and Area Studies, Vol. 25, No. 4 (Winter 2016), 61-96.
    • “Asymmetry of Deterrence: Nuclear Triade, Nuclear Strategy, and US-China Military Competition (in Korean),” Kukga Junryak, Vol. 22, No. 4 (Winter 2016), 65-91.
    • “US-China and Korea’s Diplomatic Strategy (in Korean),” Diplomacy, No. 115 (October 2015), 5-18.
    • "Low Birth and Super Aging of Korea and It’s Implication for National Defense (in Korean)," Journal of National Defense Studies, Vol. 58, No. 3 (September 2015), 1-27.
    • “19th Century Europe’s Great Power Politics and US-China New Model of Major Country Relations (in Korean)” The Korean Journal of International Relationship, Vol. 54, No.3. (September 2014), 7-41.
    • “South Korea’s Unification Diplomacy with the US and China (in Korean)”, Foreign Relations, No. 107 (April 2014).
    • “US China Policy Under Obama (in Korean)” Strategic Studies, Vol. 20, No. 3 (July 2013), 31-64.
    • “Park Geun-Hye Administration and Four Power Diplomacy (in Korean)” Foreign Relations, No.105 (April 2013), 15-26.
    • “US Rebalancing Strategy in Northeast Asia and Its Implications for ROK’s Military Policy (in Korean)” Strategic Studies, Vol. 20, No. 1 (March 2013), 153-191.
    • “From Transformation to Complexity: US Foreign Policy Reform of Bush and Obama Administration (in Korean)” Journal of International Politics Vol. 17, No. 2 (Fall 2012), 47-78.
    • “US ‘All-in’ in Asia Policy (in Korean)” Strategic Studies Vol. 19, No. 2 (July 2012), 153-186.
    • “Proactive Deterrence and Coercive Diplomacy: Dealing with North Korea’s Military Provocation (In Korean)” The Studies of International Affairs, Vol.11, No.4 (Winter 2011), 31-57.
    • North Korean Nuclear Crisis and Peace on the Korean Peninsula ed. (in Korean) with Young Kwan Yoon (Seoul: Hannul, 2008)
Faculty Directories


International Security US Foreign Policy East Asia and the Korean Peninsula


Understanding International Security US Foreign Policy Changing World Order and Korea East Asian National Security Strategy