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CONTRIBUTORS Gregg Andrew Brazinsky serves as co-director of the George Washington University Cold War Group. He is a specialist on U.S.-East Asian relations during the cold war. Professor Brazinsky is author of Nation Building in South Korea: Koreans, Americans and the Making of a Democracy (University of North Carolina Press, 2007). His current research includes a study of the cultural impact of the Korean War in America, Korea and China. (E-mail: brazinsk Mneesha Gellman is a PhD student at Northwestern University, where her research interests include post-conflict reconstruction and comparative neo-patrimonialism. She was based at the Khmer Institute of Democracy in 2006-2007 as a conflict resolu­ tion trainer. She also works as a freelance journalist on interna­ tional politics, and has published in Peace, Conflict, and Develop­ ment and (forthcoming) in Conflict Resolution Quarterly and Devel­ opment in Practice. (E-mail: Gon Namkung is Associate Professor in the Department of Poli­ tics and Diplomacy at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. He previously taught international relations and American diplo­ macy at Kyunghee University. Among his numerous publications are two edited books, The Neocon Project: Intellectuals and Political Affairs of American Neoconservatism (in Korean, 2005), and Bush Again, America Divided (in Korean, 2005). His articles on interna­ tional relations and foreign policy have appeared in International Journal of Korean Studies and Korean Journal ofInternational Studies, among others. (E-mail: Ren Xiao is Professor, Associate Dean, and Director of the Center for Chinese Foreign Policy Studies at the Institute of International Studies, Fudan University, Shanghai. His research concentrates on the international relations of the Asia-Pacific, Northeast Asian security, and East Asian economic and security multilateralism. His publications (available in Chinese) include New Perspectives on International Relations Theory (Changzheng Press, 2001) and The U.S.-China-Japan Triangular Relationship (Zhejiang People's Pub­ lishing House, 2002). (E-mail: Byungju Shin is a graduate student in the Department of Politics and Diplomacy at Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea. As a researcher at the Institute for Americas Studies at the university, she is working on her dissertation supported by the Brain Korea 21 Program with the sponsorship of the Korean Research Founda­ tion. Her academic interests include international culture relations and American politics. (E-mail: Leon V. Sigal is Director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Secu­ rity Project at the Social Science Research Council in New York City. Among his many writings are Disarming Strangers: Nuclear Diplomacy with North Korea (Princeton University Press, 1998) and Negotiating Minefields: The Landmines Ban in American Politics (Routledge , 2006). Besides holding a number of academic positions, Sigal also served on the editorial board of the New York Times and in the U.S. Department of State. (E-mail: Scott Snyder is a Senior Associate in the International Relations program of The Asia Foundation and Pacific Forum CSIS, and is based in Washington, D.C. Previously, he served as a Program Officer in the Research and Studies Program of the U.S. Institute of Peace, and as Acting Director of The Asia Society's Contemporary Affairs Program. His latest monograph, China and the Two Koreas: Shifting Security Dynamics, will be published by Lynne Rienner in 2008. His other publications include Paved With Good Intentions: The NGO Experience in North Korea (2003), co-edited with L. Gor­ don Flake. (E-mail: Vincent Wei-cheng Wang is Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science at the University of Richmond. He has published most recently on "Taiwan's Security Strategy" in Muthiah Alaggapa , ed., Nuclear Weapons and Security in 21st Century Asia (Stan­ ford University Press, 2008) and on China's military and diploma­ cy in, respectively, the Southeast Review ofAsian Studies (2007) and the American Journal of Chinese Studies (2006). His current research is on the implications of China's rise for Asian security. (E-mail: Tae-Ryong Yoon is an associate research fellow at Jeju Peace Institute in South Korea, instructor at the Department of Political Science and Diplomacy at Cheju National University, and mem­ ber for the...


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