Younkyoo Kim, Ph.D.

Younkyoo Kim, Ph.D.


Younkyoo Kim is currently Professor in the Division of International Studies at Hanyang University. He has published widely on international energy politics and political/economic problems of resource-rich countries. He is the author and co-author of over 50 scholarly articles and monographs, and author or editor of 4 books, including “The US Shale Revolution and Russia (2015), Putin and Korea`s Silk Road Express: Russia`s Game on the Korean Peninsula (2014), “The New Great Game in Central Asia Post 2014: The US New Silk Road Strategy and Sino-Russian Rivalry” (2013). Kim previously taught at various colleges in the United States, such as DePauw University, Butler University, and Saint Mary’s College. He currently serves on the National Security Panel at East Asia Institute.

Courses taught in the DIS:

  • DIS 205 – International Relations
  • DIS 235 – International Political Economy
  • DIS 236 – Global Resource Politics

Selected Publications:

  • (2015) “US Shale Revolution and Geopolitics of Energy in Asia,” Power Transition in Asia, (ed) David Walton & Emilian Kavalski (Aldersot, UK: Ashgate, forthcoming)
  • (2015) “The New Great Game of Caspian Energy in 2013-2014: “Turk Stream,” Russia and Turkey,” The Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies
  • (2015) “Russia and Latin America: The New Frontier for Geopolitics, Arms Sales and Energy,” PROBLEMS OF POST-COMMUNISM, Vol. 62, No. 3
  • (2015) “US Shale Revolution and Russia: Shifting Geopolitics of Energy in Europe and Asia,” Vol. 13, No. 1 ASIA-EUROPE JOURNAL (SPRINGER)
  • (2014) “Shale Gas: Present Status and Expectations,” Unconventional Fossil Fuels: The Next Hydrocarbon Revolution? (ed) Emirates Center for Strategic Studies (UAE: ECSSR)
  • (2014) “Putin and Korea`s Silk Road Express: Russia`s Game on the Korean Peninsula,” KOREA OBSERVER, Vol. 45, No. 4
  • (2014) “Arms Sales & Russia`s Future as an Asian Power,” Asian Politics & Policy (Wiley) 6(2), pp. 267-284.
  • (2014) “Moscow vs. Brussels: Rival Integration Peojects in the Balkans,” 25(2), Mediterranean Quarterly (Duke Univ. Press)
  • (2013) (with Stephen Blank) “The Arctic: A New Issue on Asia’s Security Agenda,” in Geir Hønnelan, ed., The Politics of the Arctic (Edward Elgar).
  • (2013) “The Arctic and New Security Dynamics in the Asia-Pacific,” Pacific Focus, Vol. 23, No.4 (Dec. 2013), pp. 319—342.
  • (2013) “Ukraine Fatigue” and A New US Agenda for Europe & Eurasia,” ORBIS, 57(4) Fall 2013.
  • (2013) “Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Russia: Contending Paradigms and Current Perspectives,” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, Vol. 36, No. 11, Nov. 2013.
  • (2013) “The New Great Game in Central Asia Post 2014: The US New Silk Road Strategy and Sino-Russian Rivalry,” Communist & Post-Communist Studies, 46 (1-2).
  • (2013) “Same bed, different dreams: The peaceful rise of China and Sino-Russian Rivalry in Central Asia.” The Journal of Contemporary China. 22 (81).
  • (2013) “Rethinking Russo-Chinese relations in Asia: Beyond Russia’s Chinese Dlemmas.” China: An International Journal. 9 (3) (published by East Asia Institute, National University of Singapore).
  • (2012) “Non-Traditional Security (NTS) in Central Asia: Contending Paradigms and Current Perspectives, Korean Journal of International Studies, Vol. 10, No. 1 (June 2012).
  • (2012) “Restarting the Six-Party Talks: Russia`s Dilemmas and Current Perspectives, Korea Observer, Vol. 43(2).
  • (2012) “Rethinking China’s Strategy for Border Disputes: China`s Border Policy towards Central Asia, 1991-2011,” Issues & Studies, Vol. 48, No.2 (June 2012).
  • (2012) “Russo-Turkish Divergence (Part II): The Energy Dimension,” MERIA (Middle East Review of International Affairs).
  • (2012) “Russo-Turkish Divergence (Part I): The Security Dimension,” MERIA (Middle East Review of International Affairs).
  • (2012) “The Emerging US-China-Russia Strategic Triangle: Still Defying Great Power Expectations?” Journal of International Politics, Vol. 17, No. 1.
  • (2011) The Arctic: A New Issue on Asia’s Security Agenda, Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, Vol. 23, No. 3.
  • (2011) Recent Trends in Russian Energy Policy in Asia: Implications for Energy Cooperation in Asia, Pacific Focus, Vol. 25, No. 4.
  • (2011) Russia and the Six-Party Process in Korea: Moscow’s Quest for Great Power Status, Problems of Post-Communism, Vol. 57, No. 4, pp. 37-50.
  • (2011) Pan-Turkism and Turkey`s Eurasian Alliance with Central Asia and Russia, Sino-Soviet Affairs, Vol. 34(1).
  • (2011) Post-Communist Transitions and Democratic Consolidation, Journal of World Politics, Vol. 31, No. 1 (published by Seoul National University), pp. 19-78.