Chief of North Korea Studies Division in the Korea Institute for Defense Analysis (KIDA)
Upon receiving his LLB and LLM from Chungnam National University, Mr. Shin went on to the Graduate School of Law, Seoul National University to obtain a Ph.D and later received S.J.D from Georgetown University Law Centre. Currently, Mr.Shin is the Chief of North Korea Studies Division in the Korea Institute for Defense Analysis (KIDA), and has published numerous articles regarding North and South Korean tensions, including ‘Regime Stability and Changes in Foreign Policy of North Korea’ (KIDA-Brookings Seminar, September 2011) and ‘Rediscovering Self-Defense: A Retrospection into Cheonan Naval Vessel Incident’ (IFANS Review Vol.18, No. Summer 2010). During June 2009 to October 2010, Mr. Shin was the Senior Policy Advisor to Defense Minister, Ministry of National Defense (MND) in the Republic of Korea.