Research Associate, Asia-Pacific Security Program
Kristine Lee is a Research Associate for the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). She specializes in U.S. national security strategy in East Asia, with a particular focus on the Korean Peninsula.
Ms. Lee was a recipient of a Fulbright fellowship to South Korea, where she worked with Seoul National University's Institute for Peace and Unification Studies to develop a research project on the role of South Korean public opinion in inter-Korean relations.
Ms. Lee received her B.A. from Harvard College, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard International Review. She earned her Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, focusing on international relations and security studies. She is proficient in Mandarin Chinese and Korean.
Recent Publications & News
Press NoteHong Kong Protests Escalate Amid Crackdown
By Daniel Kliman, Kristine Lee, Chris Dougherty, Elsa B. Kania, Kara Frederick & Ainikki Riikonen
CommentaryCan South Korea and America Find a Common Position on China?
By Richard Fontaine, Kristine Lee & Hannah Suh
CommentaryThe Key to Success with North Korea: A ROK-Solid Alliance
By Kristine Lee & Neil Bhatiya
VideoNational Security Lightning Talks and Roundtables
By Loren DeJonge Schulman, David Zikusoka, Cristina Killingsworth, Neil Bhatiya, Kristine Lee, Nicole Alexander, Ainikki Riikonen, Megan Lamberth & Elsa B. Kania
VideoPresentation of the 1LT Andrew J. Bacevich Jr. Award
By Richard Fontaine, Andrew J. Bacevich, Cole Stevens & Kristine Lee
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