Lyong Choi is Associate Professor of School of International Studies and the Asia-Pacific Research Center at Hanyang University. He was Associate Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the Korea Military Academy before joining HYU. He obtained a Ph.D. in international history from the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research focuses on issues of modern and contemporary American, East Asian, and Korean history. He published “Human Rights, Popular Protest and Jimmy Carter’s Plan to Withdraw U.S. Troops from South Korea” for Diplomatic History in 2017, “North Korea and Zimbabwe, 1978–1982: from the strategic alliance to the symbolic comradeship between Kim Il Sung and Robert Mugabe” in 2017 and “Re-thinking Normalization between ROK and PRC in the Early 1990s: The South Korean Perspective” in 2014, and “The First Nuclear Crisis in the Korean Peninsula, 1975- 76,” in 2013 for Journal of Cold War History.
Courses taught in the DIS:
- Global Security Challenges
- International Relations
- Lyong Choi and Jooyoung Lee, Fission and Fusion of Allies : The ROK Nuclear Quest and U.S.-France Competition and Cooperation (Springer: Singapore, 2023)
- Lyong Choi, “The Bluff and Bluster: South Korea’s Nuclear Project and ROK-US Relations in 1970s ,” Nuclear Latency and Hedging: Concepts, History, and Issues (Washington D.C: Woodrow Wilson Center, 2020)
- Lyong Choi and Sang-hoon Lee, “Forced Self-reliance: The Defense Strategy of the Kamakura Bakufu against the Mongol Invasion of Japan,” Interdisciplinary History, September 2021, Vol. 52, Issue 2, pp. 177-196.
- Lyong Choi, “Reluctant Reconciliation: South Korea’s Tentative Détente with North Korea in the Nixon Era, 1969- 72,” Modern Asian Studies, January 2020, Vol. 54, Issue 1, pp. 59-94.
- Lyong Choi, Jong-dae Shin, and Han-hyung Lee, “The Dilemma of the “Axis of Evil”: The Rise and Fall of Iran-DPRK Relations,” Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, Vol. 31, No. 4, December 2019, 595－611.
- Lyong Choi and Il-young Jeong, “North Korea and Zimbabwe, 1978–1982: from the strategic alliance to the symbolic comradeship between Kim Il Sung and Robert Mugabe,” November 2017, Cold War History, Vol. 17, Issue 4, pp. 329-349.
- Lyong Choi, “Human Rights, Popular Protest and Jimmy Carter’s Plan to Withdraw U.S. Troops from South Korea,” Diplomatic History, November 2017, Vol. 41, Issue 5, pp. 933–958.
- Lyong Choi and Jong-dae Shin, “Enemy of My Ally Is Not My Enemy: ROK-US Alliance and ROK-Iran Relations,” Asian Perspective, July-September 2017, Vol. 41, No. 3, pp. 403-429.