Center for International Security Studies
The Center for International Security Studies (CISS) focuses on research related to military security threats and policy instruments. CISS aims to produce high quality social science research publications and to cultivate outstanding scholars in the field.
Current research agendas
1. Nuclear Proliferation
- Conditions determining the success of nonproliferation efforts. Policies to address nuclear proliferation threats.
2. Asymmetric Alliances
- Inner workings of asymmetric alliances. Asymmetric alliances and nuclear restraint. The effect of asymmetric alliances on international political stability.
3. Military Strategy
- Nuclear strategies of new nuclear states.
Center Director : Dong Sun Lee (Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Korea University)
- Iordanka Alexandrova (Research Professor, Peace & Democracy Institute, Korea University)
- Sunwoo Paek (Research Professor, Department of International Studies, Korea University)
- Seung Joon Paik (Researcher, Peace & Democracy Institute, Korea University)
- Ji Hye Shin (Researcher, Peace & Democracy Institute, Korea University)
- 2020 – present: Soodang Security Studies Colloquium
Part of the Soodang Colloquium Program, the Soodang Security Studies Colloquium provides an opportunity for junior scholars to receive constructive feedback on their ongoing research and interact with established experts in the field of international security.
- Sunwoo Paek. 2020. “Discouraging the Bomb: U.S. Counterproliferation Success against Libya.” The Korean Journal of International Studies 18(3), 197-214.
- Sung Eun Choi & Iordanka Alexandrova. 2020. “The Stable Peace between France and Germany: The Role of the United States.” 국제관계연구 25(2), 253-289.
- Dong Sun Lee, Iordanka Alexandrova & Yihei Zhao. 2020. “The Chinese Failure to Disarm North Korea: Geographical Proximity, U.S. Unipolarity, and Alliance Restraint.” Contemporary Security Policy 41(4), 587-609.
- Dong Sun Lee & Iordanka Alexandrova. 2019. “North Korean Nuclear Strategy: Envisioning Assured Retaliation.” International Relations of the Asia-Pacific.