Adam Cathcart, PhD | Senior Editor

Adam Cathcart, PhD, is founder of Sino-NK and a lecturer at Leeds University in the UK. Dr. Cathcart’s research and publication program falls into three broad categories: China-North Korea relations, Sino-Japanese relations, and East-West cultural relations. He has been interviewed by BBC, NPR, and Huffington Post Live, and quoted in the Wall Street Journal and Reuters. His writings have been featured in The AtlanticForeign PolicyThe Diplomat, and the Daily NK. He is the co-author of a book manuscript concerning North Korean-Chinese relations and borderlands from 1945-1950.

Twitter: @Adam_Cathcart

Christopher Green, PhD | Senior Editor

Christopher Green, PhD, is a lecturer in Korean Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands. He is the former Manager of International Affairs for Daily NK in Seoul and Korean Penisula program director at International Crisis Group. His research interests span the socio-political economy, ideology and mediascape of the two Koreas, and the multi-faceted impact of inter-Korean division. His writings have been featured in The GuardianAl JazeeraWorld Politics ReviewAsia TimesAsia Sentinel, and NKnews. He has been interviewed by NPR, the BBC, Sky News, Reuters, CNN, and a great many others.

Twitter: @Dest_Pyongyang

Darcie Draudt | Senior Editor

Darcie Draudt is currently a PhD student in the department of Political Science at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and a non-resident James A. Kelly fellow at Pacific Forum CSIS. She previously was a research associate for Korean studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC. Her research comprises Korean national identity, inter-Korean relations, borders and territoriality, citizenship, and migration. She received her MA in Korean Studies from the Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies in Seoul, South Korea, and her BA in Anthropology from Davidson College in North Carolina.

Twitter: @DarcieDraudt

Steven Denney, PhD | Senior Editor

Steven Denney, PhD, is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. He has a PhD in Political Science. His research covers the fields of migration, identity, and entrepreneurship. He holds an MA in Global Affairs and Policy from Yonsei University (Seoul) and a BA in Political Science from Harding University. With a focus in Korean politics and society and the political economy of Northeast Asia, Steven has published in The Asan ForumThe Review of Korean StudiesEthnicities, the Journal of Ethnic Studies, Korea Journal, the British Academy of Korean Studies (BAKS) Papers, and The North Korean Review.

Twitter: @StevenDenney86

Anthony Rinna | Senior Editor

Anthony “Tony” Rinna analyzes the interactions between Russia and Eurasia (particularly Mongolia) and the Korean Peninsula. In particular he is interested in DPRK-Russia economic and security ties, and the wider effects of DPRK-Russia bilateral ties in Northeast Asia as a whole. He has served with various policy institutes such as the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the Project for Nuclear Awareness. He is also a research analyst at the Wikistrat geostrategic consulting firm. He has lived in South Korea since 2014.

Twitter: @TonyVRinna

Sherri Ter Molen, PhD | Outreach Coordinator

Sherri L. Ter Molen, PhD, is a graduate of Wayne State University (Department of Communication) and an adjunct instructor at DePaul University. She also holds an MA in Organizational and Multicultural communication from DePaul University and a BA in Interdisciplinary Communications from Olivet College. Her work, which centers on the complicated mediated relationships between the divided Koreas and the United States, has been published in Media AsiaKorea 2013Politics, Economy and SocietyThe Korean Wave: Korean Popular Culture in Global Context; and The Global Impact of South Korean Popular Culture: Hallyu Unbound.

Twitter: @daesherri

Yujin Lim | Analyst

Yujin Lim, previously a researcher at the European Institute for Asian Studies in Brussels, is a PhD candidate at the University of Leeds. She earned an MA in  Political Strategy and Communication with International Conflict and Security from University of Kent, and her primary research focus is on US-China relations and East Asian security. Yujin’s research output cover topics ranging from national and human security to legal aspects of international issues, and political communication.


Yongmin Lee | Translator/Analyst

Yongmin Lee is a freelance Korean-English, English-Korean translator and interpreter and holds an MA in Asia Pacific Policy Studies from the University of British Columbia. He is interested in inter-Korean relations, as well as diplomatic relations between China, Korea (North and South), and Japan.

Twitter: @YongminLee1