Duyeon Kim


Location: Seoul

Member Since: 2014

Duyeon Kim is Senior Adviser for Northeast Asia and Nuclear Policy at the International Crisis Group and a Columnist for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Her expertise includes the two Koreas, nuclear nonproliferation, arms control, East Asian relations and geopolitics, and U.S. nuclear policy. Kim’s writings have appeared in leading publications including Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy. She is a frequent commentator on CNN and BBC and was at the Singapore and Hanoi summits between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un providing on-air commentary and off-air news guidance as a CBS News Contributor. She is quoted widely in leading media including The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Guardian, Japan Times, Bloomberg, and Yonhap News.

Kim is also an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Korean Peninsula Future Forum (KPFF) in Seoul. She serves on the Board of Directors of the bilateral Korea-America Association and is a member of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) U.S. Committee, the Fissile Materials Working Group (FMWG), and the National Committee on North Korea (NCNK).

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 her first career, Kim was 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, north-east Asian relations, and U.S. foreign policy.

Kim holds an MS from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a BA from Syracuse University. She has native proficiency in Korean and English.