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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  formerly headed the Northeast Asia Division of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the US Department of State. He has held teaching and research positions at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Georgetown University, George Washington University, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Lafayette College.

Selected Publications:
Inside the White House: The Future of US-DPRK Policy (2016); The Origin and Truth of the Korean War (2004), in Korean translated by Jong Chan Lee; Korea: The Peninsular Origins of the War, 1945-1950 (1989); The Cheju-do Rebellion (1988) in Japanese.

He writes regularly for Nikkei Asian Review.