Clint Work is a Nonresident Fellow with the Stimson Center’s 38 North Program. He served as a Fellow in the 38 North Program from 2020-2022, where he focused on issues related to US-ROK alliance transformation and led congressional engagement about peace and security issues on and around the Korean Peninsula.
He also organized and moderated a military working group which discussed the challenges of North Korea’s advancing capabilities and provided recommendations for the US-ROK to prepare against an evolving threat.
He also worked with a broad range of universities and state and local organizations throughout the country to foster public engagement on US-Korea relations.
Prior to joining Stimson, Dr. Work was an assistant professor at the University of Utah’s Asia Campus in South Korea and the regular foreign policy writer for The Diplomat’s Koreas column.
He holds a Doctorate in International Studies from the University of Washington and a Master’s in International Relations from the University of Chicago, and his work focuses on the Korean Peninsula, US-Korean relations, East Asia, and US foreign policy.
He is currently engaged in research on the history and evolution of the US force presence on the Korean Peninsula and US-ROK alliance transformation in the post-Cold War era.
In addition to his academic publications, he has written extensively for popular media, including the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The Diplomat Magazine, The National Interest, 38 North, and Sino-NK, and regularly provides commentary to US and foreign media outlets.