Postdoctoral Fellow Joshua Byun

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Postdoctoral Fellow
Academic Year: 2022-23

Joshua Byun’s research focuses on questions related to grand strategy, alliance politics, and military effectiveness. His current book project examines the success and failure of grand strategy in the context of military alliances, analyzing how a leading great power’s allies reconcile their military capabilities with the demands of its grand strategy. Some of Byun’s research has been published or is forthcoming in outlets such as the American Political Science Review, International Studies Quarterly, Political Science Quarterly, European Journal of International Security, and the Washington Quarterly. He received his PhD in political science from the University of Chicago and was a 2021-22 Hans J. Morgenthau Fellow at the University of Notre Dame’s International Security Center. Prior to beginning his academic career, Byun served as the personal interpreter to South Korea’s Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

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