Jongryn Mo

Research Fellow

Jongryn Mo was a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is a professor of international political economy at the Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University. Before taking that position at Yonsei, he was an assistant professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin. Mo holds a BA in economics from Cornell University, an MS in social sciences from the California Institute of Technology, and a PhD in business from Stanford University.

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Middle Powers Can Punch Above Their Weight

by Jongryn Movia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, November 4, 2011

By Jongryn Mo and Andrew Cooper

Blue Globe showing US
Analysis and Commentary

Middle Powers Can Punch Above Their Weight

by Jongryn Mo, Andrew Coopervia Wall Street Journal Asia
Friday, November 4, 2011

Korea, Australia, Indonesia and others should remind the 'big boys' at the G-20 of the benefits of liberalism...


But We Insist

by Jongryn Movia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Not long ago, China abruptly withheld certain rare minerals from world trade. That was just the beginning. Beware China’s shifting “core interests.” By Jongryn Mo.

China’s Changing Economic Leverage

by Jongryn Movia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Beijing's decision earlier this year to stop shipments of rare earth minerals to Japan apparently as part of a territorial dispute raised a lot of concerns about the strategic implications of China's growing economic strength. And well it should.

Beijing, China
Analysis and Commentary

China's Changing Economic Leverage

by Jongryn Movia Wall Street Journal Asia
Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The rare-earth export ban suggests Beijing is using its trade muscle in new and troubling ways...

In the News

Does the United States Need a New East Asian Anchor? The Case for U.S. - Japan - Korea Trilateralism

by Jongryn Movia Asia Policy
Monday, January 4, 2010

This article evaluates the value of U.S.-Japan-Korea (UJK) trilateralism as an anchor of Asian regional architecture by examining the history of trilateral partnerships, alternative regional groupings, and geopolitical and domestic circumstances. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

East Asia’s ‘Seat at the Table’

by Jongryn Movia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 22, 2009

As this week's Group of 20 meeting in Pittsburgh approaches, East Asian politicians and citizens increasingly question their underrepresentation in the system of global governance, especially in the economic sphere...

In the News

U.S.-ROK Economic Relations: Cultural Integration Between the United States and Korea: Looking Beyond the Free Trade Agreement

by Jongryn Movia Korea Economic Institute
Wednesday, September 24, 2008

It may be premature right now to talk about post-free trade agreement (FTA) relations between the United States and Korea...

Analysis and Commentary

Seoul Split

by Jongryn Movia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, November 8, 2007

South Korea’s presidential race is suddenly an open contest.

In the News

What Does South Korea Want?

by Jongryn Movia Policy Review
Friday, May 11, 2007

The North Korean nuclear crisis entered a new phase when Pyongyang detonated a nuclear device on October 9, 2006...


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