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John Merrill

John Merrill PhD



PhD, University of Delaware; MA, Harvard University; BA, Boston University

Korean peninsula; US-Korean Relations

Dr. Merrill was the former Chief of the Northeast Asia Division of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the US Department of State and a Professorial Lecturer at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He has held teaching and research positions at Georgetown University, George Washington University, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Lafayette College, Korea University and the University of Delaware.

Selected Publications:
Korea: The Peninsular Origins of the War, 1945-1950 (1989); Was it an Invasion or a War of National Liberation? The Korean War 1948-50 (1988) in Korean; The Cheju-do Rebellion (1988) in Japanese