Former Non-Resident Research Fellow
Mitch Shin was a Non-Resident Research Fellow of the Institute for Security & Development Policy (ISDP), Stockholm Korea Center. He is the Chief Koreas Correspondent at The Diplomat where he covers national security and foreign affairs of the two Koreas. He received a bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Utah. Before he joined the team, he covered local news of South Korea as a news reporter at Asia Times. He also worked as a news assistant for contributors working with Deutsche Welle and Al Jazeera. Mr. Shin’s main research areas are emerging defense and security technologies, deterrence, non-proliferation, and security and conflict of the two Koreas.
Publications by Mitch Shin
Will Yoon’s Indo-Pacific Strategy Tackle the China Threat?
In late-December 2022, South Korea under the relatively new presidency of Yoon Suk-yeol effectively concluded its policy shift from “strategic ambiguity” by releasing the “Strategy for a Free, Peaceful, and […]
Allies should find new policy on North Korea
Since South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol took office in May, North Korea has continuously tested its missiles, including the Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and other advanced short-range ballistic missiles […]
With New Law on Nuclear Forces Policy, North Korea Says Its Nuclear Status Is ‘Irreversible’
Introduction: A day before the 74th anniversary of the country’s founding, North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un publicly declared that his nuclear weapons are no longer a bargaining chip […]
Yoon Suk-yeol’s Audacious Initiative for Denuclearization Will Fail
Introduction: In the wake of South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol’s August 15 remarks on his “audacious initiative” as a masterplan for the denuclearization of North Korea, Pyongyang slammed the plan […]
North Korea Denounces Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan
Introduction: North Korea’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson denounced the visit of Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, to Taiwan on Wednesday. “The current situation clearly shows that […]