What I’d like to say:

Wandering idiot bloviating about random nonsense.

What I should probably say:

A lot of these articles will focus on Korea, especially North Korea, because I’ve been studying and working on Korea-related issues for nearly 20 years, including 15 years living in Seoul. My academic background includes an MA in Korean Studies from Seoul National University, an MA in International Security from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, and a BA in Asian History from the University of Michigan.

My employment background includes serving as an Asia Analyst for the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon, a deployment to Baghdad with the U.S. Department of Defense, plus 15 years working on my own in Korea, including as a writer, business owner, and professor of Korean-English translation. Publications include a popular series of college textbooks in Korea, a travelogue on my time in North Korea, Iran, and Iraq, plus numerous other books and articles.

My writings on North Korea, Iran, and elsewhere have been featured in media from The Korea Times to The Wall Street Journal, Chicago NPR to Brazil’s Globo Network, USA Today, and other outlets from around the world.

Currently I am a desk-bound cubicle rat … Korea analyst on a research project at Georgetown University in DC, where I track disease outbreaks and political instability on the Korean peninsula.

Thank you for your time. Enjoy the site!